Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mrs. M's Cheesy Beef Soup

The rain is falling and there is a chill in the house. So what else could I do but throw a log in the fireplace and make a pot of comfort soup.

Mrs. M's Cheesy Beef Soup
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. peeled, diced carrots
1/2 c. diced celery
1/2 a small onion diced
4 Tblsp. butter or margarine
1/4 c. all purpose flour
1-1/2 Tblsp. cornstarch
1 quart beef stock
4 c. milk
1 lb. Velveeta cheese; cubed
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
salt & pepper to taste

In a medium skillet cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.

In a large, heavy stockpot melt butter. Add in carrots, celery & onion. Saute until tender.

Stir in flour & cornstarch.

Pour in stock & milk. Stir to mix well. Allow to simmer over medium high heat for 5-8 minutes; stirring often.

Add in cooked ground beef. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium-low heat.

Add cheese and stir until melted.

Season with Old Bay, salt & pepper. Stir and allow to simmer on low heat for about 5-8 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat. Serve warm.

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