Cheeseburger Chowder

Cheeseburger Chowder
Cheeseburger Chowder

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

2 teaspoons garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 tablespoons flour

4 to 6 cups milk

2 cups chicken stock

3 cups frozen southern style cubed hash browns

or cooked diced potatoes

1 box (16 ounces) processed cheese, cut in cubes

1 cup heavy cream

1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup seeded and diced tomatoes

1/4 cup diced dill pickle

Directions:

In large soup pan, brown beef. After a few minutes add onion and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender and beef is crumbly and no longer pink. Drain any grease.  Season with garlic salt and pepper. Stir in flour and cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly until well combined. Add 4 cups of milk and the stock. Bring to a boil, whisking often until it starts to thicken. Turn down the heat. Stir in potatoes and processed cheese cubes. Stir often until all cheese is melted. Add heavy cream. If too thick, add more milk. Taste to see if more salt and pepper is needed. Serve soup in bowls topped with shredded cheese, some diced tomato, and chopped dill pickle on top.

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