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Broccoli, Hamburger and Cheese Soup Recipe

This is a meal in itself—it's both hearty and nutritious—and I usually serve it with just a simple salad and hard rolls.—Gloria Cudmore, Castlewood, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef, cooked and drained
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Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; add bouillon and stir until dissolved. Add broccoli; cook according to package directions. Do not drain. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, cook onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Remove from the heat and stir in milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the cheese, beef, broccoli with cooking liquid. Cook until heated through and cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 302 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 750 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.