Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup

My family loves this soup. It reminds the girls of Broccoli-Cheddar with ground beef. I have several versions of Cheeseburger Soup but my friend Shelley gave me this one. I did change it just a little - I thought I would try it with 8 oz of Velveeta instead of 16... it was great. I was going to use the 2% but I had the other on hand. This was one of those busy nights when we didn't all eat together and the soup sat on the stove on "warm". It got a little thick so I just added some chicken broth or more milk to thin it out. It is VERY cold in Omaha right now - this soup was perfect!


Cheeseburger Soup

1 1/2 cups of water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 10 oz box frozen chopped broccoli
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
16 oz. cubed velveeta
1 lb browned hamburger meat, browned

3 burners on stove top going at one time - brown hamburger meat on one; boil water on another, add bouillon then add broccoli and cook according to directions - do not drain and set aside; on 3rd burner - in a larger pan to make the soup in... melt butter and cook onion til tender. Add flour, salt and pepper... slowly add milk to avoid any lumps.. stirring as you add; bring to a boil and boil about one minute; add cubed cheese, beef and undrained broccoli. Heat thoroughly - serve with favorite bread.

*I only used half of velveeta and it still tasted yummy - I think 2% Velveeta would work nicely too. I used 93% lean beef too.

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