Thursday, March 7, 2013

PBC Soup | Potato Broccoli Corn

I love soups! They make you feel warm from the inside out and they are one of the ultimate comfort foods in my opinion.

I played around with a recipe the other day and came up with PBC Soup. It was yummy so I wanted to share it with you.

Potato Corn Broccoli Soup

 



Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef or turkey

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 3/4 cup chopped broccoli

  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn

  • 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), cubed

  • 1-1/2 cups milk

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 cup sour cream


In a saute pan brown the meat. Once cooked add onions to saute. {drain if you feel needed based on the fat content of your meat choice} Put meat and onions into your stock pan.

In the saute pan add 1 Tbsp of butter, parsley, corn and broccoli. Add a lid, stir occasionally. This allows the broccoli to precook and thaws the frozen corn. {heat is medium}

While the corn and broccoli cook add your broth and potatoes to the meat in the stock pot. Cook until your potatoes are tender. {heat is medium-high so it simmers}

 

While potatoes cook: In a small sauce pan melt remaining butter and add flour. Once it has made a paste also add this to your stock pot. {Lower the temp to a medium-low} Then add milk, cheese, salt, pepper. Continue to cook and stir until cheese has melted. Add sour cream. Stir in. Serve.

Yield: 8 servings (2-1/4 quarts) Time: 45 mins {15 of that are prep}

I doubled this recipe. It made a large pan full with left overs to freeze. I chopped my broccoli super small and used a whole bag of frozen corn since I doubled the recipe. I also diced my potatoes super small so each potato bite could fit on a spoon and so they would cook fast.

Broccoli and Corn

 

I did not steam the corn before adding it to saute. It was still frozen.

I thought this soup was filling and yummy and perfect for cooler weather. If you make it let me know what you think and how you made it your own