Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cheeseburger Soup (Tripled for a Quinn Meal)

3 T butter
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, shredded
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 t basil
1 t parsley

3 pounds ground beef

9 cups chicken broth
9 cups shredded potatoes, cooked
9 T butter
3/4 cup flour
24 oz shredded cheddar
4 1/2 cups whole milk
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup sour cream

Chop all veggies.
Cook shredded potatoes.
In a saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley.  Add in ground beef and brown and drain.  In a large soup pot add meat mixture, broth, potatoes; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile in a small skillet, melt remaining butter.  Add flour and cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly.  Add to soup.  Cook and stir soup for 2 minutes.  Reduce heat to low.  Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper and stir til cheese melts.  Remove from hear and blend in sour cream.