To be fair, I'll give you one. This soup is FANTASTICAL. I warn you...you may just lick out the saucepan...and once you make it for someone they'll ask for it over and over. I got it out of a Taste of Home cookbook (which are seriously THE BEST cookbooks - got my first one from my grandma almost 10 years ago for Christmas) and modified it here and there every time I made it. I use ground turkey instead of beef because it has less fat...and honestly, if it is in something like soup, tacos, chili, etc you cannot tell. Try it, I dare you. I also do not peel my potatoes, I like the flavor the skin gives...and it is less work. :) Here it is:
Spicy Cheeseburger Soup
- 2 C water
- 3 C cubed potatoes
- 1-1/2 C sliced carrots
- 1/2 C chopped green onions
- 1 large chopped green pepper
- 1-1/2 Tbs beef bouillon granules
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1-1/2 pound ground turkey
- 2-1/2 C milk, divided
- 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
- 1 C shredded Cheddar or Mozzarella cheese
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 lb bacon, sliced into 1/2" pieces and cooked
- Cook bacon.
- Brown turkey with garlic. Season with cayenne pepper.
- In a large saucepan, combine the water, veggies and the bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Stir in turkey and bacon and 2 cups of milk; heat through.
- Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Ok, your turn.