Hamburger, Potato, Carrot Soup

Does your family enjoy homemade soups as much as mine does? This Hamburger, Potato, Carrot soup with a milk gravy base, makes the perfect, one-pot meal. This recipe does involve some cutting and peeling vegetables, but I promise it will be worth your time. I hope your family and friends enjoy this delicious soup as much as mine did.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion (chopped)

1 pound ground beef

6 carrots (peeled and sliced in rounds)

4 medium potatoes (cut in small chunks or thin slices, your preference)

1 cup of frozen peas

2 tablespoons butter

2-3 cups milk

1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Steam the potatoes and carrots until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven sauté the onion in the olive oil until the onions are transparent.
  3. Add the hamburger and continue cooking until the meat is brown all the way through.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the hamburger/onion combination to a separate bowl.
  5. Dispose of the meat drippings (or use them instead of the butter in the next step).
  6. Add the butter to the Dutch oven (no need to clean the pan first) and melt it over medium heat.
  7. Stir in the flour, making a roux.
  8. Slowly add the milk until the flour/butter mixture is dissolved.
  9. Continue cooking until the milk thickens to about the consistency of gravy. (If it gets lumpy, simply strain it through a mesh sieve to remove the lumps and return the sauce to the pan.)
  10. Add the cooked hamburger, onion, carrots, peas, and potatoes.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 4.

Each serving is about 1 1/2 cups.

Enjoy!

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