I have to start this update by patting myself on the back. Remember, I wanted to get better at photography? I think I am getting closer. Yeah!!! We are on the THIRD “snow day” of the week, so out of a little boredom, the kids and I had some “photography fun” I have a great camera, and an even GREATER computer (a Mac, of course) and here is an example. Someone even thought I had taken a picture of a postcard!!!! talk about FLATTERY????!!!!!!
Here it is….
Ok. Enough about my aspiring photography skills.
Onto the highly requested recipe for today.
(might appear complicated, but it really is not)
1 lb ground beef (or 2 lbs can also be used)
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup shredded carrots
5 cups diced potatoes
1 lg can chicken broth (about 48 oz)
6 Tbsp Margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp black pepper
salt and/or garlic to taste
1 lb Velveeta cheese (or more if desired)
In a large soup pan, brown hamburger, drain and set aside. In same pan, add 3 of the Tbsp Margarine with the onion, celery and carrots and saute until crisp tender. Add chicken broth, burger, potatoes and all spices. Bring to a low boil and cook until potatoes are almost tender. in a small saucepan, melt the remaining 3 Tbsp Margarine. Add flour to it and cook slightly to thicken. Stir in milk and cook on low a few minutes. Slowly add this mixture to the soup and cook for about 30 minutes on low to med low. Add cheese (cubed) and continue cooking on low until cheese is melted or you are ready to eat I generally cook at this point most of the afternoon, just making sure it is low enough to not stick.
I also add more spices, like Accent, and Lowrys Seasoned pepper and extra basil. Don’t be afraid to be generous with the spices.
Only one warning. If the flour roux is added too fast, it might curdle. I have had that happen before, but no fear, it does not affect the taste. It is STILL so delicious !!!!!!!!!!!!
Again, I can not take full credit for this, it came from the mother of my niece by marriage!!! how is THAT for giving credit where credit is due??? LOL
Thanks Sherri. 🙂
Of course, I want to hear from all of you that try this and (of course), LOVE it !!!!!