Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pincuisine...Cheeseburger Soup

One of my goals is to make a different soup every week.  So when I saw this recipe I pinned it on my soups and stews board.
The recipe I based mine off of (and home of the original image) is Cheeseburger Soup I from Allrecipes.
Cheeseburger Soup
  • One pound of ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
  • one red pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups grated cheese, I used smoked swiss and cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cup milk, I used 2%
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, I used light

Start by browning the beef with one tablespoon of butter over medium heat, add the cumin, chili powder and pepper.
Next add the veggies
Add the broth and diced potatoes
 In a sauce pan melt the remaining butter and add the flour, then add the milk gradually.  Keep stirring while you do this, keep stirring until smooth.

Add this slowly to the soup, stirring while you do it.
Once incorporated into soup, add the grated cheese.  Bring back to a boil, lower heat to a simmer.  Add the cheese, stirring to melt and incorporate into soup, then add the sour cream.  Do not boil the soup at this point.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pretty eggs...

I re-pinned a picture of eggs cooked in bell pepper slices from Apron Strings blog because:
A. I like making breakfast on the weekends
B. We like eggs and it seems like almost everything we make has red peppers in it, win win
C. They are very pretty

I can't seem to show the picture from the pin because when I tracked down the true origins (fabfrugalfood on flickr) the image is copyrighted.  I totally respect that. It seems ironic that an untold amount of people can pin their really cool image of eggs in bell peppers and use it for "inspiration" or whatever. Any way this is what mine looked like (after the mess below)...

My husband said he felt like he was eating like the 99% because they were so fancy.

It is simple and easy to do, start with bell pepper slices and eggs

Warm your favorite flat bottom saute pan, add some oil (I used canola).  Cut pepper slices, try to do as evenly as possible so they lie flat.  Place in pan.
Add an egg to each pepper.  You will see my peppers were not cut so flat...
Opps!!  We do not like over easy (aka "dippy eggs" from where we are from) so I added a small amount of water and covered to poach the eggs.
When they were done I trimmed off the run away egg white and added some pepper.  I served them with biscuits and tea. Yum.
I think with some practice they will look better next time.