Monday, January 10, 2011

Cheeseburger Soup


1/2 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta)
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream


In a 3-quart saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute onions, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour, cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream.

Yields 8 servings

**Thoughts~Delicious! Even my son agrees. :-)**

**This recipe comes from the Taste of Home Ground Beef cookbook magazine from 2011.**

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Baked Coca-Cola Porkchops


6-8 pork chops, trimmed of fat
1 (12 ounce) can of Coca-Cola
1 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt


In a mixing bowl, combine Coca-Cola, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Dip each pork chop in mixture, coating both sides. lay in a single layer on a baking pan. Pour Coca-Cola mixture over each chop. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

**This recipe comes from the 365 Dinner Menus cookbook by Penny E. Stone.**

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole


2 cups chicken meat, cooked, skinned and deboned, cut into pieces
1 package frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked egg noodles


Mix together soups with milk. in a casserole dish, spread a layer of diced chicken. Cover chicken with broccoli. Sprinkle half of the grated cheese over the broccoli. Add the cooked noodles. Pour soup mixture over noodles. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

**This recipe comes from 365 Dinner Menus by Penny E. Stone.**

**Notes~I thought it was pretty tasty, but my hubby said it was simply "Okay."**