Here is how you make it:
First, brown and drain 1/2 lb. of ground chuck (I always do a lb. and save the other 1/2 for a taco salad the next day for lunch or double the recipe and freeze half. Set Aside.
Next, Saute the following ingredients:
- 3/4 c. chopped onion
- 3/4 c. shredded carrots
- 3/4 c. diced celery
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. parsley flakes
- 1 T. butter
Then, combine the vegetables and meat with:
- 3 c. chicken broth
- 4 c. peeled and diced potatoes
Meanwhile, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add the following ingredients:
- 1/ 4 c. flour
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
Stir until smooth and thickened, then add to soup mixture.
Next add 2 cups of Velveeta cheese, cubed . Finally when cheese has melted, add 1/4 cup of sour cream. This recipe makes 1/2 gallon.
***This looks a bit disgusting....but I just was in a hurry and threw the cheese in there without "cubing" it.
You should end up with delicious (probably not-so-healthy) Cheeseburger Soup. I serve it with French Bread or Rolls...Yummy!
Note: This is from the Koch Family Cookbook...one of my all time favorite cookbooks! I am more willing to try recipes when I know the people who created them. :-)