Cheesburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup
(adapted from Holly’s recipe at allrecipes.com)
I doubled the recipe to make aprox. 10 servings

one package of ground turkey (mine was 2.2lbs)
2 onions, chopped
5 carrots, shredded
3 stalks celery, diced
2 tsp basil- I probably put in more
4 tbsp dried parsley- again, probably more
one stick butter
6 cups chicken broth
5 potatoes, mashed
1/2 cup flour
8 oz processed cheese food (I used Velveeta)
3 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup sour cream

Directions:
Brown turkey, drain & set aside. In the same saucepan saute onions, carrots, celery, basil & parsley in 2 tbsp butter until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

Add broth, potatoes & turkey and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. (since the potatoes are already cooked- this is really just a holding time for the next step or to warm the potatoes if you are using leftover ones like I have in the past)

In a small skillet melt remaining butter. Add flour and cook for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup. Cook & stir soup for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper and cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream. Serve immediately.

my comments- I have written in the ways I have changed it already except that I didn’t double the Velveeta- it should have been 16 oz (sometimes the kids are just a bit distracting!!) and it tasted very good this way.

I really love this soup. I went out looking for it maybe a year ago (probably in a cold stretch of winter like we are having now) because my mother in law used to own a deli and she would have 6 different soups a day. One of the favorites was a cheeseburger soup.

I tried with the presentation a bit today. I have a very small plant of parsley they I brought in from the patio in the fall. Not enough to actually cook with – but it served its purpose here!

I am entering this into Souper Sundays at http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/. I was so excited to see Deb’s soup group (ha ha) because I LOVE soup! What a great way to plan a soup into the week.