“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”  Harry S Truman

Today I saw, or noticed, bunches of leaves on the ground.  It’s that time of year.  Time for some soul warming soup.  Did someone say, bacon?


1/2 pound ground beef

6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup celery, diced

1/2 t dried basil

1 t parsley flakes

2 T butter

2 cups chicken broth

2 small red potatoes, diced

2 T arrowroot

1 cup shredded cheddar

1/2 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 t pepper


Brown the ground beef.  Drain and set aside.

In the same pot, add some butter and sauté the onion, carrots, and celery.  Mix in the basil and parsley flakes.  Stir occasionally and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Add the broth, potatoes, and beef.  Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, mix together the arrowroot and cream in a small bowl.  Add this to the soup once the potatoes are tender, along with the rest of the ingredients, except for the bacon. That’s going to go in and on at the last minute.

Cook this on low for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.  Feel free to adjust the liquid until you have the consistency that you like.  I just want you to be happy!

bac soup

This is also great if you add a dab of spicy cheese dip or serve it over minced spinach.  Then you have a spinach soup!

This would also be delicious with chicken.  Seafood instead of beef?  Time to stop.  I’m getting crazy.  It’s a crazy good soup!

Loveya – The Grandma




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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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