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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Souper Sunday Week 8 - Cheeseburger Soup

Well the month of October got a little crazy around here and we haven't been home to make soup and watch football in quite awhile. Yesterday, we finally got the chance and it was wonderful! By wonderful, I am referring to both the soup and the Steelers win over the Patriots!!!

Cheeseburger Soup
2 lb ground beef
Hamburger seasoning of your choosing
1 large onion, diced
1 Tb butter
32 oz. Chicken broth
1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 pint Half and Half
2 Tb flour
2 Tb cold water
15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
Brown ground meat. Drain grease and season with whatever you would season your burger with. I used a Beef Rub spice mix that I happened to have on hand. Set aside.
In a large soup pot, melt 1 T. butter. Saute onions until translucent. Add the chicken broth, Velveeta cheese and the half & half.  Stir until cheese is melted.  
In a small bowl, mix the flour and water until smooth. You may have too add more or less of each to get the right consistency. Whisk into soup.  Add ground meat and tomatoes. Bring soup to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
The recipe I based this off of, called for a half of a head of lettuce, shredded. All the reviews said it was good, but I was being lazy. So at this point, you can add shredded lettuce to the soup or be lazy. 
Remove from heat. Serve in bread bowls, topped with a thick slice of bread, croutons, or plain. 
Enjoy! It's like a grilled summer burger in soup form.

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