Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cheeseburger Potato Soup!

Today's blog hop is all about our favorite recipe! At first I thought this was going to be really hard to choose just ONE favorite but then I remembered the famous cheeseburger potato soup. I found out about this soup when our old youth pastor's wife, Sarah, made it for me. It was her dad's recipe. I wish I had pictures but you will just have to trust me when I say it is pretty much the best thing ever. Josh has been known to ask for it even during the summer but it is perfect in the fall or winter paired with a grilled cheese or saltine crackers...MMMMMMMMM! I promise you will not be disappointed!


(I used to know this recipe by exact measurements but I have made it so much that some of these things I just throw in....so use your best judgement!)

*3 cans of chicken broth
*1 tablespoon oregno
*1 tablespoon parsley
*1 onion- chopped
*about 2-3 cups of chopped carrots
*about 2-3 cups of chopped celery
*1 lb. browned hamburger meat (I have used ground turkey before & it was really good- unfortunately the hubby does not like ground turkey or else I would use it all the time!)
*potatoes- use your judgement on how many. I normally use 6-8 good sized ones. (peeled and cubed)
*velveeta cheese- depending on how cheesy you want it!!! I like mine cheesy so I put close to half a box in there :) I cube mine so it melts faster.
*about 4 cups of milk
*1/2 cup of sour cream
*1/4 cup of flour

Boil chicken broth, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, onions, carrots, and celery until onions are kinda see through.

Add browned hamburger meat and potatoes. At this point I may either more chicken broth or a little water. Just enough to cover the potatoes a little so they can cook. Let boil until potatoes are soft.

TURN HEAT ON LOW!!! And let sit for a few minutes so it cools down a little. Add milk, velveeta cheese, and sour cream. Stir and let sit so the cheese melts.

Mix the flour with some water & get all the clumps out. Pour it in the soup so it will thicken. If you want it thicker- add some more!! Let sit for a few more minutes & keep stirring. The longer it sits, the thicker it gets.

And that's it!! It is really good the next day also for leftovers. I hope you enjoy!!!

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