You know it's fall when.... Soups On!
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
6 cups chicken broth
2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
3 tbls butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 lb velveeta
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Ground beef in a dutch oven over med heat, (3 min) stirring until meat crumbles. Add onion and next 4 ingredients and saute 4 min or until beef is no longer pink. Drain well. Return beef mixture to dutch oven.
Stir in chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10-12 min or until potatoes are tender.
Melt 3 tbls butter in a non-stick skillet over med heat. Gradually stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 2-3 min or until flour is lightly brown. Whisk flour mixture into simmering beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 6 min or until thickened.
Whisk in cheese and next 3 ingredients just until cheese melts. Serve.
Makes 12 cups
From Southern Living Magazine, December 2004