Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cheeseburger Soup

by Kelly G.

1/2 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed (2 cups)
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

In a 3 qt. saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and sest aside. In the same saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Add broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from the heat; blend in sour cream.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Potluck Potatoes

by Vickie W.

4 cups potatoes, cooked, peeled, and diced
10-3/4 oz. can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Combine all indredients in slow cooker. Mix well. Cover. Cook on low 3-4 hours.

If you prefer soft onions, saute in skillet in butter or margarine before combining with other ingredients.

Add chopped ham or dried beef.