It sounds worse than it is! Haha. It's pretty AMAZING. Brad just had some for breakfast (weird-o) & commented that he thinks it's his favorite soup, ever. It is pretty delicious.
I made this last Christmas for a dinner party (I made two different soups) but when i made it this week, I realized I had never blogged the recipe! So here we go! (My amounts of each ingredient are a little different than the original recipe; everything else is the same.)
Adapted from Taste of Home
1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey if you wish)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups diced peeled potatoes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) velveeta cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
dash of salt & pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1.) Brown beef, drain & set aside.
2.) While your beef is cooking, chop onions, carrots, & celery.
I love my mini-processor
3.) In the pan you used to cook the beef, saute onions, carrots, celery, basil & parsley in one tablespoon of butter until veggies are tender, about ten minutes.
4.) Add the broth, potatoes & beef, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
5.) Meanwhile in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour, cook & stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup, bring to a boil. Cook & stir for two minutes.
6.) Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, salt & pepper. Cook & stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat, blend in sour cream.
So, I know it's not the healthiest soup ever, but you can make it better by using ground turkey or skim milk, if you're concerned about the fat. Or by cutting out the potatoes if you're watching your carbs! You could also use a different cheese (i would suggest American or Cheddar). It does pack in some veggies, is easy to make...And it's DELICIOUS!