Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cheeseburger Chowder

Here is an easy, flavorful chowder (that was very popular with the male side of my household!)  Using sharp cheddar cheese makes this really good, and it comes together quite quickly. 

Cheeseburger Chowder

1lb very lean ground beef
2 cups red potatoes, scrubbed & cubed
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
half of a red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
1-1/2 cups beef broth
2 Trader Joe's savory beef broth packets (or Better Than Bouillon, to taste; maybe 1-2tsp)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or more or less to taste
1/2tsp-1tsp freshly ground black pepper
2-1/2 cups milk
3T all-purpose flour
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1) In a large pot, over medium heat, brown ground beef; drain off any fat.

2) Add potatoes, celery, onion, bell pepper, corn, beef broth, salt, pepper, & beef broth packets. Cover & cook 15 minutes until vegetables are just tender.

3) In a small bowl, whisk together the flour with a small amount of the cold milk until well-mixed. Add to remaining milk and stir well. Slowly add to meat mixture and cook until thickened and bubbly.

4) Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until melted. Serve immediately.


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2 comments:

CJR said...

Looks wonderful. It looks like there are tomatoes in the soup, but none are listed in the ingredients. Any thoughts on adding tomatoes?

What A Dish! said...

CJR, those are red bell peppers. I'm not sure how tomatoes would act in this soup.