...but the eating soup and fresh bread part...that part is wonderful.
And so is this soup that I created after failed attempts of finding what I wanted in my cookbooks and Pinterest (shocker, I know).
(Recipe by Me)
1 lb ground beef
3 small onions (small like the size of a golf ball and sliced into rings)
1/2 cup carrots (sliced)
1/2 cup celery (sliced)
1 teaspoon garlic
4 tablespoons of butter (divided)
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups potatoes (peeled and sliced)
1/3 cup flour
16 ounces process cheese (cubed)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Brown ground beef and set aside. Saute onions, carrots, celery, and garlic in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender. Place potatoes, beef, veggie mix, and broth in stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. In a separate skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour and some of the broth to make a roux. Add the roux to the soup. Bring back to a boil then reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt, pepper, and ketchup. Stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and serve with a slice of fresh bread.
I'm certain this will quickly become a household favorite. If serving for a gathering, I would recommend making a double batch. My single batch was gone before we knew it...granted I do feed a dairy farmer and growing 1 year old :)