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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

What's for Dinner this Wednesday?  Well, it happens to be the local hospital foundation's annual fundraiser.  Area cooks prepare a variety of soups and for a donation you may choose 3 yummy soups to try (small bowls of course).  I was honored to be asked to provide a soup for the Taste of the Town this year.  Here is one of my family's long time favorite soups that I have adapted from a Taste of Home recipe that I found over 10 years ago.  My recipe for Beefy Nacho Potato Soup was a recipe from this annual fundraiser that I found a few years back.  I love that they also sell a cookbook with all the recipes in it, so I will have some new soup recipes to try in the coming weeks.
Follow along on my Facebook page and I will show you what I choose for my lunch.

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup
1 ½ cups water
2 cups cubed potatoes
2 small carrots
1 small onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8-1/2 tablespoon dried chili flakes
3 bouillon cubes
½ teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 ½ cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 ounces process American cheese, cubed
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk; heat through.  Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup.  Bring to boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.  Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted.  Add cayenne.
Make 2 quarts

-A Kansas Farm Mom

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