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Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Cheeseburger Soup, by , is from Belles of the Bowl, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jennifer Cook
Added: Saturday, December 17, 2005


1/2 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
4 tbsp butter
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups cubed potatoes
1/4 cup flour
2 cups Cheddar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sour cream

1. IN a large pot, melt 1 tbsp butter over med-high heat; cook and stir veggies and beef until beef is browned.

2. Stir in basil and parsley. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 min.

3. Melt the remainder of butter and stir in flour. Add the milk and stir until smooth.

4. gradually add milk mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Stir in cheese. When cheese is melted, add sour cream and heat through. Do not boil.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a soup that all of my family will eat. You can reduce the fat and calories by using ground round, low-fat cheddar, skim milk, and reduced-fat sour cream.




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