Cheeseburger Soup III
Sometimes you just need a thick and creamy, indulgent soup that will warm and fill you up. Chicken noodle is great and comforting and all that, but that’s not what today’s soup is about; we’re looking for decadence and tons of flavor
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
2 carrots, grated
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled
1 pound ground beef
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 pound processed American cheese, cubed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 chorizo sausage link
12 pitted dates
3 slices bacon, cut into fourths
2 cups vegetable oil for frying (optional)
1 egg, beaten (optional)
1 teaspoon water (optional)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (optional)
Cut the ends off of the chorizo, and cut into 12 cubes.Stuff each piece inside one of the dates. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date, and secure with toothpicks.
This part may all be done ahead of time.Heat a skillet over mediumhigh heat.
7 Place the dates in the pan with the bacon seam side down. Fry until golden,then turn and fry,on the other side until bacon is cooked through.
You may servthem now,or proceed to coat and fry them.Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 375 degrees F 190 degrees C.
Whisk together the egg and water in a small bowl. Coat the dates with flour, then dip into the egg. Place immediately into the hot oil, and fry until golden, turning once.
This will take about 4 minutes total. Drain and serve right away