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Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Servings 12 -14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 1 lb. carrots diced
  • 2-4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Velveeta cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef with onion in a large pot. Drain and rinse under hot water. Set aside.
  • In the soup pot, add broth, water, vegetables.
  • Bring to boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
  • In a sauce pan, make a white sauce by melting butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute.
  • Whisk in milk.
  • Add Velveeta and stir till cheese is melted and sauce is thickened.
  • Add cheese sauce and hamburger to broth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Notes

This filled a 5.5 quart pot to the top.