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Cheeseburger Soup

Author 5boysbaker.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp. teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan, saute the onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from the heat; blend in sour cream.