I posted recently on Facebook that my hubby bought me a Cuisinart Blend and Cook Soup Maker for Christmas. I think it may replace my slow cooker for some soups! I’ve never made decent soup until maybe a year or two ago. My vegetable beef soup never seemed to have flavor so I stopped trying and didn’t attempt any more until then.
One morning, on a whim, I decided to peel and cut up some potatoes that were otherwise going to go bad… like every other bag of potatoes I’ve ever owned in my lifetime.
I’m sure I’m the only person who ever had that problem!
I took those taters and threw them in the slow cooker (not to be confused with ‘crock pot’… all crock pots are slow cookers but not all slow cookers are crock pots!) with a quart of chicken stock and a diced onion. While that was warming up, I browned a pound of ground beef, drained it and threw it in. And promptly forgot about it.
That night I took a potato masher and mashed the taters right into the broth and added a bag of shredded cheddar cheese a little at a time while stirring.
Note that I didn’t add any seasoning. Not a speck.
Here is the full recipe, with photos even!
Hubby loved it and ate every last bite and wanted me to make more, so it became a weekly thing for a while.
This new machine will take care of this cheeseburger potato soup even when my senile brain forgets to start the pot in the morning. Which happens. A lot.
I can toss in the beef and onion, cook, stir, stir. (It has a built in push-button stirrer!) Toss in the potatoes and broth, set the timer.
Stir a couple of times. Blend!
Add cheese! Blend a little more!
Yep, me and this baby will get along JUST fine! I’ve already made a request for next Christmas — find me a slow cooker that also vacuums.