Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cheesburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup
(adapted from Holly's recipe at allrecipes.com)
I doubled the recipe to make aprox. 10 servings


one package of ground turkey (mine was 2.2lbs)
2 onions, chopped
5 carrots, shredded
3 stalks celery, diced
2 tsp basil- I probably put in more
4 tbsp dried parsley- again, probably more
one stick butter
6 cups chicken broth
5 potatoes, mashed
1/2 cup flour
8 oz processed cheese food (I used Velveeta)
3 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup sour cream


Directions:
Brown turkey, drain & set aside. In the same saucepan saute onions, carrots, celery, basil & parsley in 2 tbsp butter until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.


Add broth, potatoes & turkey and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. (since the potatoes are already cooked- this is really just a holding time for the next step or to warm the potatoes if you are using leftover ones like I have in the past)


In a small skillet melt remaining butter. Add flour and cook for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup. Cook & stir soup for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.


Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper and cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream. Serve immediately.



my comments- I have written in the ways I have changed it already except that I didn't double the Velveeta- it should have been 16 oz (sometimes the kids are just a bit distracting!!) and it tasted very good this way.


I really love this soup. I went out looking for it maybe a year ago (probably in a cold stretch of winter like we are having now) because my mother in law used to own a deli and she would have 6 different soups a day. One of the favorites was a cheeseburger soup.


I tried with the presentation a bit today. I have a very small plant of parsley they I brought in from the patio in the fall. Not enough to actually cook with - but it served its purpose here!


I am entering this into Souper Sundays at http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/. I was so excited to see Deb's soup group (ha ha) because I LOVE soup! What a great way to plan a soup into the week.

3 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

Thanks for participating in Souper Sundays this week. Your soup looks decadent and delicious! The round up post is up with your soup on it. Sorry I couldn't get your picture larger. I can't change the size from the one you posted I guess.
Have a great week!

Deb

Natashya said...

Sounds like a great soup for this cold weather!
I am with you - always up the herbs!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like someting my whole family wou;d enjoy. I must try it. Bookmarked..