I love soup, especially in winter. I love it any time really, but I can get away with rotating different soups into our menu plan about once a week in the winter. I don’t want to have the same ones all the time, though. That’s why I was so excited to find this one last year. I’ve made it several times, and it gets the seal of approval from Husband and Caedmon – most of the time.
I originally found this recipe at my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com. It’s super easy and goes great with some crusty bread.
Heat butter and oil, saute pepper and onions (and mushrooms, but I usually leave those out).
Then you add milk, broth, etc. and simmer until thick.
I completely cheat when it comes to the roast beef. Instead of trying to make it myself, I buy this:
I shred it up and dump it in. It’s cost effective and easy!
So yummy and hits the spot on a cold winter night.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Soup (original recipe from my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com. My changes are in italics.)
3/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon oil
1 green pepper (or 1 cup frozen, diced)
1 medium onion (or 1 cup frozen, diced)
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (I leave the mushrooms out.)
2 tablespoons corn starch
6 cups milk (I’ve found that whole works best, but any will work.)
1 can beef broth
1 beef bouillon cube (I leave this out also since I haven’t found any without MSG.)
2 cups leftover roast beef, diced
8 ounces cheese (provolone, Velveeta, or any) (I have used Velveeta each time I’ve made it.)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Melt butter and oil in large heavy bottomed stock pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
Add green peppers, onions and mushrooms and saute until tender (about 5 minutes).
Add cornstarch to milk, stir to dissolve (Or make a slurry.). Add to vegetables and stir in bouillon, slowly whisking to incorporate. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened. (It takes a long time – probably 45 minutes or so.) Add salt, pepper and beef.
Slowly stir in cheese until all is melted.
Serve with some warm, crusty bread. It’s creamy and so good! Enjoy!