Friday, 9 March 2012

Delicious Cheese Soup Recipes

Soup is one of my favorite foods. I love soups that have cooked slowly for hours but I also enjoy soups that I can throw together in a hurry and have a delicious bowl of hot soup in minutes. Here are some very tasty, easy soup recipes.
casserole recipe


2 cups chicken broth
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/4 to 1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup milk
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
4-oz sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp oregano
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
hot pepper sauce to taste, optional

Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; add broccoli and onions. Cook the mixture for 5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.

While the above cooks, brown the ground beef in a small skillet and drain well. Rinse with hot water to rid of excess fat and drain in a colander.

Gradually stir the flour into the milk in a small bowl until well blended. Slowly stir into the broccoli mixture, add the drained beef and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.

Add the shredded cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, and hot sauce if using.

Yield: 4 to 5 servings


6 tbsp butter
1 lb fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 tbsp cornstarch
4 cups beef bouillon
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1 1/2 cups cream

Melt butter in a large saucepan; add the onion and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent, stirring to keep from burning. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Blend the cornstarch into the mixture until well coated. Slowly stir in the bouillon while stirring constantly. Add the cream and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the pepper and nutmeg.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.


1 lb boneless beef sirloin, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tbsp dried basil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup quick-cooking barley
1 can (14 1/2-oz) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic (Italian-style)
1 cup peeled baby carrots sliced diagonally
1 cup low-sodium beef broth (or vegetable broth, if you prefer)
3 cups water
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley for garnish, if desired

In a pie plate combine the basil, flour, salt, and pepper; dredge meat to coat.

Heat the canola oil over medium-high heat in a 4 to 5-quart Dutch oven; add the steak and cook until browned all over. Stir in any remaining flour mixture and continue stirring to avoid scorching. Stir in the tomatoes, including the juice, barley, carrots, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the carrots and meat are tender.

Yield: 4 servings

Note: Top each serving with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley leaves for garnish, if desired.


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