WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

A reader sent this wonderful soup recipe. 
 Great for the winter months!

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

1-1/2 cups water
2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
2 small carrots, grated
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno* pepper, seeded and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 TBS beef bouillon granules
½ tsp salt
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained or ground Italian sausage (We like the sausage)
2-1/2 cups milk, divided
3 TBS flour
8 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
¼ to 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional (We use 1 tsp)
½ pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce
heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in sausage and 2 cups of milk; heat through. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted.
Add cayenne if desired. Top with bacon just before serving. (I just stir it all into the soup.) Yield 6-8 servings
(About 2 quarts)

* Don’t touch face or eyes for a while after handling jalapenos

1 comment:

  1. My son's request this soup every time they come home and it's cool enough out side for soup.

    I made it at my daughter by marriage's house once. She took the soup in her lunch when she went to work the next day. When she came home, she told be she could hardly wait for lunch time so she could eat it.