Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup I

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 2 cups cubed Cheddar cheese 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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