The combination of fresh vegetables, meat, and milk products make a complete meal of this hearty soup. Serve it on a winter’s day or evening, and rest assured that your family will thank you for it.
1/2 pound lean ground beef
4 tablespoons butter or margarine - divided use
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
4 cups (3 medium) potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cook ground beef in large saucepan over medium heat until brown; drain. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and basil; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until tender. Add broth, potatoes and cooked beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Melt remaining butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 360 Calories from Fat: 210 Total Fat: 23 g Saturated Fat: 13 g Cholesterol: 75 mg Sodium: 1170 mg Carbohydrates: 22 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 9 g Protein: 17 g.
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