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Cheeseburger Soup

Posted Oct 14 2009 10:03pm
**UPDATED**
Alright we made this tonight and it is WONDERFUL!!!!! If you cook it on the stovetop it will take about an hour cooked on HIGH. You will also want to add more potatoes, peppers, etc. Also, we are going to add crumbled turkey bacon next time.

BUT seriously you are going to LOVE this dish!!!!

The Ingredients
--4 cups chicken broth
--1 T dried onion (or 1/2 of a white onion, diced finely)
--1 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained on the stove top
--1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
--2 potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes (the photo showed 4, but after cutting 2, I saw it was plenty)
--2 small garlic cloves, minced
--1 cup milk (to add later, soy is fine)
--24 oz Velveeta, cubed (to add later)
--Tabasco sauce, optional
--crumbled bacon, optional

The Directions.
Brown the meat on the stove top with the onion, and drain fat. I have used 1/2 pound instead of a whole pound before, and we didn't miss the extra meat. Set aside to cool a bit.

In a 5-6 quart crockpot, pour in chicken broth. Add garlic, bell pepper, and potatoes (I didn't peel them), and add. Stir in the browned meat and onion.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until onions are translucent and potatoes are tender. Stir in milk and Velveeta 20-30 minutes before serving. If you'd like the broth thicker, blend a bit with a hand held stick blender.
Garnish with Tabasco sauce and crumbled bacon if desired.
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