Cheeseburger Soup

 

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THE ORIGINAL CHEESEBURGER SOUP

Ingredients:

  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 2-4 cups potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (I’ve also used chopped and julienne)
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock (Reserve ¼ cup for Step 6)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½-1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca or arrowroot powder (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: 1 tsp of Basil and/or 1 tsp Parsley

Stovetop Instructions:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a pot. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pot 2T olive oil, onion and garlic. Saute until tender.
  3. Add broth, diced potatoes, carrots, and celery. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add browned hamburger into the pot.
  5. Using a fork and a small bowl, add 1 Tbsp of starch or flour to 1 cup of milk and dissolve the starch into the milk. Pour the mixture into the pot and slowly heat the soup on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheese and continuously stir to melt the cheese into the soup.
Stir in the salt and pepper. Serve!

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