September 27, 2013

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

On the Menu Today~
Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

You will score a Touchdown with this tasty
Spicy Cheeseburger Soup!
Serve with ranch oyster crackers for an extra 2 points!

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sweet sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or use all chicken broth
  • 2 (14 1/2) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4 cups peeled diced potatoes
  • 16 ounces Mexican Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. In a dutch oven or soup pot, cook beef and Italian sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
  2. In same pan saute', garlic, onion, carrots, green pepper, celery, basil and parsley in 2 tablespoons butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add broth, diced tomatoes, potatoes and ground beef/sausage mixture.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add cheese, milk, hot sauce, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts, 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve with Ranch Oyster Crackers.

Ranch Oyster Crackers

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 oz) package oyster crackers
  • 1 (1.5 oz) packet ranch salad dressing mix, (Hidden Valley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Cooking Directions
  1. Place crackers in a gallon size, zip-lock storage bag. Pour oil over crackers; seal bag and toss to coat. Add dressing mix, dill weed and garlic powder. Seal bag and toss again until coated. Pour onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 250ยบ for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool.

Soup, CrackersCheese, Onion, Peppers, Celery, Beef, Pork

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