Posted on | October 21, 2013 | No Comments
In an attempt to heal from a recent hospital stay, Graze All Day Sunday is currently back in rotation. Hubba had asked for cheeseburger soup recently, & I was happy to oblige. It turned out quite tasty, & everyone agreed. Not only is this soup wonderful for GAD Sunday, because we cook once, eat all day, it’s double duty- cook once, eat all day AND eat another day (or 3, depending on your family size). This soup is definitely a winner for freezer cooking. With the holidays coming up, we all need some easy to whip up meals in the freezer 🙂
We served this delicious soup with dill & bacon, but you can add a dollop of sour cream or plain yoghurt. On the side, we had bread, fermented pickles & fresh tomatoes from the farmers market.
2 pounds ground beef
1 stick butter (or use coconut oil, bacon grease or your preferred fat)
4-6 medium potatoes, diced
2-3 carrots, sliced
2 onions, diced
6 garlic cloves
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 Tbs dried kale or spinach
8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
7-8 cups beef broth
1 Tbs kelp granules, optional
1/2 tsp trace minerals, optional
In an 8 quart stock pot, fry beef until browned. Remove from heat, & set aside.
Meanwhile, in another large or deep frying pan, melt butter. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, dried greens & kelp. Cover & cook on medium until veggies are tender.
Using an immersion blender blend veggies until smooth, adding broth as necessary for a smoother consistency. If you do not have an immersion blender (I can’t believe I waited as long as I did to get get one! I LOVE IT!!!), you can whiz the veggies in your blender in batches, again, adding broth as needed to blend smooth.
Add blended veggies to stock pot with beef. Add the rest of your ingredients to the stock pot & stir well. Heat through. Serve what you need for dinner, & freeze the rest in appropriate sized portions for another quick & easy meal. Top with crisp cooked bacon & dill if desired!
To reheat- thaw & heat through.
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