*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Cheeseburger Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home Oct/Nov '96
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Not Sent
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  lb            ground beef
      3/4  c             chopped onion
      3/4  c             shredded carrots
      3/4  c             diced celery
    1      tsp           dried basil
    1      tsp           dried parsley
    4      tbsp          butter or margarine -- divided
    3      c             chicken broth
    4      c             diced peeled potatoes
      1/4  c             all-purpose flour
    8      oz            processed American cheese -- cubed
    1 1/2  c             milk
      3/4  tsp           salt
      1/2  tsp           pepper
      1/4  c             sour cream
 
 In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside.  In the same
 saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1
 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.  Add
 broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and
 simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Meanwhile, in a
 small skillet, melt remaining butter.  Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5
 minutes or until bubbly.  Add to soup; bring to a boil.  Cook and stir
 for 2 minutes.  Reduce heat to low.  Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper;
 cook and stir until cheese melts.  Remove from the heat; blend in sour
 cream.
 
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