Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
1 pound ground beef
¾ cup chopped onion
¾ cup shredded carrots
¾ cup diced celery
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups diced peeled potatoes
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef.
Add the onion, carrots and celery, saute for 5 minutes.
Add the broth and potatoes; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt butter.
Add flour; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until bubbly.
Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts,