Friday, February 26, 2010

Real Cheeseburger Soup

Serves 6

Thomas asked me to make Cheeseburger Soup for dinner. I read at least six different recipes and put together this one. It has everything on a cheeseburger and includes the fries!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 stalk celery, diced
4 cups diced peeled potatoes
1 can (10.5 oz.) condensed tomato soup
1 can (10.5 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 ½ cups milk (1%)
¼ cup diced dill pickles
¼ cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
½ pound American cheese

Heat a 4 quart metal kettle until hot and dry. Remove from heat and coat with canola oil spray. Return to very low heat while preparing vegetables.

Sauté beef, onion, carrot, celery and potatoes over medium heat, breaking up beef into small chunks, until beef is browned and onion is translucent.

Stir in soups, milk, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

Drop individual slices of cheese, about four at a time into kettle and stir until melted. Continue until all cheese has been added.

Serve with a hearty sourdough bread and now you have the bun!

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