Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cheeseburger Soup

It seems as though we have survived winter.  We hit 60 degree's this week. For Wisconsin, in March, that is pretty amazing!  Other than bad road conditions from ice, I certainly didn't have as many complaints as normal this year.  

Sadly, my laptop is in for repair, so getting online has been a little challenging these last couple days. I hope it is back from the repair shop soon! Note for cat owners:  Do not leave your morning coffee sitting unattended next to the laptop. Learn from my mistake!!!

I did have one last winter soup I wanted to get made because I know I will never get it made during warmer weather.  This isn't a typical soup for me, as it has Velveeta cheese in it, which I am not a huge fan of.  But, this is one of my favorite soups!  Apparently, my trucker has never had Velveeta cheese before, so when I was buying cheese that wasn't refrigerated, he was a little worried what the heck I was making. In the end, he admitted he also really liked this soup (with the weird cheese)! 

Cheeseburger Soup 

2 C. water
2 1/2 C. cubed potatoes
2 carrots, grated
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 c. green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 t. salt
2 cubes beef bullion
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 1/2 c. milk, divided
3 T. flour
1/2 lb. Velveeta, cubed
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
Freshly ground nutmeg

In large saucepan add water, potatoes, carrots, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic.  Sprinkle salt and bullion over mixture.  Over medium heat, bring to boil. Then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until your potatoes are tender.

While your veggie mix is cooking, in skillet cook beef until brown; drain. When the potatoes are tender, add beef and 2 cups of milk to the saucepan. Combine remaining 1/2 c. milk with flour, stirring until smooth; add to soup.  Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Reduce heat to low, and stir in cheese until melted.  Add cayenne pepper and a couple grinds of nutmeg.

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