Monday, September 12, 2011
This past weekend I was in the mood for some hearty comfort food. With the air getting crisper, I took the opportunity to make my first soup of the season! The foodblog community that I belong to, FoodBuzz, gives a neat 'Top 9' rundown of the top 9 contributing recipes and this Cheeseburger Soup popped up, courtesy of The Country Cook
I was intrigued, in the mood for soup and that was enough to motivate me for Saturday night's dinner. This is sooo delicious and was an immediate hit with my family.
Cheeseburger Soup (Serves 4 to 6)
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules (about 4 cubes)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 oz. Velveeta Cheese
Optional: 1/4 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Garnish: 1/2 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease and set aside.
Combine first 8 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually whisk into soup.
Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly (so mixture does not burn). Reduce heat; add cheese and stir until completely melted. Add cayenne pepper.
Garnish with bacon - it's key and really makes it.
Thanks Country Cook for sharing this great recipe!
Have a great day and we'll chat soon!