Monday, September 26, 2016

Cheeseburger Soup - A Fall Favorite

It's been for-ev-er, my friends.  Let's face is hectic.  And, documenting every. single. detail.

Not possible for this life we're living.

But, fall has arrived.

It's my favorite.  Fall is my favorite.

Shorter days.  Cooler {hopefully to stay} days.

And, as our days are filled with the busy hustle and bustle of the first months of school, ball games, practices, homework, and running around doing everything that families like ours are doing in this {cra-zy} stage of life, I am still finding time to do something I love.


This fall {all 3 days of it}, I am in love with soups.  Today it was finally cool enough to have one of our favorites.

Cheeseburger Soup.

This Cheeseburger Soup, well, it's hearty.  It's creamy.  And, it's absolutely amazing.

Here's what you need:

1 lb of hamburger
1/2 cup of diced carrots
1/2 cup of diced celery
1/4 cup of onion
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon basil
2-3 cans of chicken broth (again, this depends on how 'thick' you want your soup or if you want it more soupy)
2 large potatoes, diced
5 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup of flour (this makes your soup a little thicker)
1 1/2 cups of milk (we use 1%)
2-3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese or Velveeta (we like it cheesy at our house, but if you'd like it a little more soupy, you can do less cheese!)

This is how easy this recipe is:

1. Fry up the hamburger and set aside.

2. In the same pan you cooked the hamburger in, throw in 1 tablespoon of butter and the diced carrots, celery, and onion.  Add the parsley and basil and mix it all up.

3. In a larger saucepan, combine the hamburger, cooked veggies, diced potatoes, and the chicken broth.  Bring to a boil.

3. In a smaller saucepan, melt the rest of the butter (4 tablespoons) with the flour.

4. Add the butter/flour mixture to the larger saucepan (stir it in), along with the milk and cheese.

5. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes (or as longer if time long as the potatoes are cooked how you like them, you can let it simmer for a couple hours if you need to or eat it right away!)

Five steps!  That's it!!

This is Brandon's pic.  Not professional.  That's just how we roll. 

We had our soup with some french bread...but, this would be SO good with a bread bowl or homemade rolls!!

Happy Fall, you guys!

And, thanks to my hubby, who took a picture and gave me a shout out on Facebook for my soup.  Ha!  I just hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!

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