We love soups and stews in our house, even when it’s still warm outside! You might find me cooking a pot of chilli in the middle of summer! Maybe it’s because of all of fall recipe goodies that I have been seeing everywhere I look these last weeks, but this week I was in the mood for soup and decided to make one of my favorites….potato soup! Not just any old potato soup, mind you…this one has just about everything you can think of thrown in but it’s just so gooood. Nice on a cold day, or a warm one!
Servings: makes a nice big pot, and the leftovers are even better the next day!
You will need:
5 cups potatoes, washed, peeled and chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bacon cooked till crisp and crumbled into small bits
3/4 diced onion
1 cup baby carrots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
5 cups chicken broth
3 cups milk
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup potato flakes
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1. Brown ground beef and drain. Add cooked ground beef to large pot along with chicken broth, chopped potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Bring to a boil and simmer until vegetables are tender.
2. Slowly add in milk, potato flakes and cheese, stirring constantly. Cook on low heat until thickened. Do not allow soup to boil.
3. Add bacon and sour cream to soup, stirring to combine.
Serve with crackers or your favorite bread.