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                     Blackjack Steak House Potato Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Copycat Site
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Potato Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10      cups          water
    4      tablespoons   ham base
    2      cups          diced cooked ham
    5 1/2  cups          chopped carrots
    1      cup           chopped celery
    1      cup           chopped onions
    5      cups          peeled and diced potatoes
    4      cups          milk
    1      cup           cheese spread
                         equal amounts of flour and water whisked -- optional
                         -- together until smooth to thicken soup
                         salt and white pepper to taste
 
 In large soup pot, combine ham base, ham, carrots, celery and onions in water
 and cook over medium heat 15 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until tender, 15
 to 20 minutes. Combine milk and cheese spread in a small saucepan. Cook over
 low heat, stirring until mixture is combined and warmed through. Add to potato
 mixture. If desired, thicken soup by gradually adding the flour/water mixture
 until soup has reached desired consistency. When thickened, remove from heat
 and add salt and pepper. Makes about 10 servings.
 
 
 
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