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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cheese(turkey)burger Soup


One of my favorite times of the day is when Chris gets home and I inform him what's for dinner. After four years of cooking for this man he still displays hints of reservation when I mention things like ground turkey, spinach, or squash, somewhere in the dinner title. When I told him I was making Cheeseburger Soup he knew there had to be a catch because I haven't bought ground beef for almost a year now! And a catch there was- Cheeseburger Soup, hold the burger. Like every most dinner meals wrap up, Christopher complimented me on yet another amazing meal that didn't disappoint. He's so sweet to me.


Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth (or 3 cups boiling water plus three chicken bouillon cubes dissolved or three teaspoons chicken flavored granules)
4 cups diced and peeled sweet potatoes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (8oz) Velveeta, cubed
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Directions: In a large saucepan, brown ground turkey with onion, carrots, celery, basil in 1 tablespoon of butter until vegetable as tender and turkey is cooked through. Add the broth and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

While pot is simmering, in a small skillet melt the remaining butter. Add flour; cook and continually stir until bubbly then add to soup. Once butter and flour mixture is added bring soup back to a boil. Cook and stir for a couple minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the Velveeta, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts.

Remove from heat, mix in Greek yogurt until completely blended and and serve.




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10 comments:

  1. I'm trying hard to incorporate more into our meal rotation!

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  2. NEVER TOO EARLY! Yea for swedes!

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  3. Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries!

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  4. Thanks, I am obsessed. I'm already working on telling myself that they are always going to be "in." Breaking it to my self easy. ;)

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  5. I saw your tree on Instagram! Kids need to hear 'No' so it's it works out doesn't it.

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  6. You'll do just fine! Your kiddo will love it!!! She'll learn at whatever pace you're comfortable with. :)

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  7. That's awesome! I've never heard of anyone else doing it- obviously I know people do, just not in our part of the world I guess.

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  8. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW. Your tree is gorgeous! Of course you wanted it up asap. :)

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  9. Yum!! This looks delicious ;)

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