Monday, October 06, 2008

Cheeseburger Soup

It just seems like fall is the time to start getting out those soup recipes. I have been making this particular recipe for a few years now and the family loves it. The other day, me and Lisa and Renea went over to Olive Garden to eat lunch. I ordered the Tuscany soup for the first time and it was so good I wanted to lick my bowl but I restrained myself! Anyway, that Tuscany soup reminded me of my Cheeseburger Soup. They use sausage in the Tuscany and I use Hamburger meat. I love this soup.....I have never been a big soup eater but this one got me. So, since it is getting to be fall and will soon be winter.....I wanted to share this recipe with you.

Cheeseburger Soup

1/2 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
4 tablespoons butter
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups cubed potatoes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
16 oz of Velveeta cheese cubed

1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sour cream
In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine over medium heat: cook and stir vegetables and beef , until beef is brown.
Stir in basil and parsley. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
Melt the remainder of butter and stir in flour. Add the milk, stirring until smooth.
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.

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Pocket Full of Prettys said...

It sounds really yummy!!!! Enjoyed lunch today. See ya soon, Hugs***Renea

Alberta and Ava said...

I love soup and adapted my own favorite Olive Garden recipe for Pasta Fagioli Soup. I'll send it to you when I get home today. Thanks for sharing this one; i can't wait to try it.

Lola Enchanted said...

looks YUMMY!~

Lisa said...

It has to be yummy with velveeta cheese. glad you left out the calorie count so when I make it this winter and eat the whole thing I won't feel guilty! see ya soon and hope you are doing well! love ya lisa

Rhea Calvert said...

ummmmmm.....good for a cold night! love you, Rhea