Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup (by Cheesy Diva)

Alright all you cheese lovers out there! They don't call me "The Big Cheese" for nothin'. Prepare yourself for a recipe full of veggies, meat and other cheesy goodness!

2 Carrots
1 Onion
2 Stalks Celery
8 Cups Potatoes diced
3 Cans Chicken Broth
1/4 c Flour
1/2 c Butter
1/2 lb Hamburger meat
1/2 c Milk
1/4 c Sour Cream
1/2 lb Velveeta Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Brown the meat and drain. Set Aside. Chop the potatoes up into small chunks and set aside. Grate the carrots and chop the celery and the onion. Melt 1/4 c of the butter in a large 5 qt pot and saute the onions and the celery until clear. Add cooked hamburger meat, and potatoes along with the chicken broth. Simmer until the potatoes are tender. While this is cooking, take the remaining butter and add the flour over low heat. Stir until thick then set aside. Once the potatoes are done to your liking add the flour mixture to thicken the soup. Stir well, then add the cheese cut into blocks along with the milk. Stir occasionally until the cheese is melted. Right before serving take the soup off of the heat and add the sour cream. Stir until incorporated and then serve.

You will find as you cook this you will adjust the amounts of broth and cheese for your own liking. You can also play with the amount of potatoes and meat to make it a more filling soup.

If you are feeling crazy (like me!) you can add in some sort of noodle, too. I like a good shell noodle so all CHEESE can slide into each shell! YUMMM-O

Goes great along with some French Bread!

p.s. My fellow Divas have not sampled this recipe yet, but I assure you it is 100% delightful!

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