Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Crock Pot Tuesday: Cheeseburger Soup

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

4 Tbs butter
1 lb ground beef/bison
1 c. onion, diced
3/4 c. celery, diced
1/2 c. carrot, diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. milk
3 c. chicken broth
2 c. russet potatoes, diced
2 c. sharp cheddar, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
optional: ketchup, mustard, pickles, crumbled bacon

Melt butter in saute pan and brown meat. Stir in onion through basil; cook 5 min.
Add flour, coat meat and cook 1 min. 
Stir in milk until mixture is smooth. Bring to boil and cook 2 minutes. Transfer to 3-4qt slow cooker; add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in broth and potatoes. Cover soup, cook until potatoes are tender on low heat setting for 3-4hrs
Add cheddar just before serving, stirring until melted. Season with more salt and pepper if needed, serve and garnish with optional ingredients. 

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