Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A hearty delicious soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In soup pot, cook and break up ground beef.
  2. Add onion,basil and beef broth.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add potatoes and green pepper.
  5. Cover and simmer 12 minutes.
  6. Bring back to a boil.
  7. In saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour.
  8. Cook 2 minutes.
  9. Add to soup, stirring.
  10. Reduce heat to low again and add cheese, cream and pepper.
  11. Stir until cheese melts.
  12. Serve.
Most Helpful

I am delighted to be able to add this wonderful soup to my collection of soup recipes. In the fall and winter, I make soup about once a week. A bowl of soup, along with fresh fruit or a crisp salad is our usual lunch in our retirement years. The only change I made was using a large can of condensed milk instead of the cream, for that is what I had on hand. Thanks, Inez, for a "keeper."

NoSpringChicken October 07, 2003

Very good! I've been looking for some *warm comfort food* recipes lately and this one is just perfect! Thanks!

Shelli January 28, 2004

Love this recipe! Will be a keeper for fall/winter months! Family loved it. I did add the can of diced tomatoes with juice, also celery, But otherwise kept it the same. Delish!

GerritRN February 27, 2014