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

This is true comfort food....we had a cool day & company coming....braving all I made your recipe for the first time & was glad I's a fantastic soup, easy to make & the blend of flavors is perfect....can I give it 5*'s for each of the 4 of us that enjoyed it? We will have this often thru the winter...Thanks for a Great Recipe...

Updating this for's still a 10star recipe & one I make on rotation thru the fall & winter months..had it again & each time it seems to taste better than I remembered. I have shared this with lots of friends over the has it been that long? LOL

Iron Bloomers October 17, 2012

I fix this soup for my family & more. If I could give this a 10 star I would. What I did different though was use cornstarch to thicken the soup at the tail end. Family rant & raved over this! Thank you MizzNezz

TexasAlaMode March 03, 2012

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