I have been telling everyone on facebook that I have been in a soup sort of mood lately.
The weather is nowhere near cool by me right now but once the kids are back in school, my
mind just gradually turns to all things fall.
Football games, apple picking, hay rides and warm, comforting soup.
And this soup is definitely what I would call comfort soup. It takes one of my favorite foods and transforms it into a creamy, flavor-packed soup. This one got a thumbs up from my hubby and resident taste-tester, Gene.
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules (about 4 cubes)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 oz. Velveeta, cubed
Optional: 1/4 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Garnish: 1/2 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
Serves 6 to 8