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This is WONDERFUL with homemade bread.  :o)   Very easy and delish!

Smoky Potato Cheese Soup

1# smoked beef sausage, sliced
dehydrated onion – to taste (or use onion powder)
3 cans beef broth
3 or 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
16oz Velveeta
2 (12oz) cans evaporated milk *OR* 2 3/4 cup regular milk
pepper to taste

NOTE:  We like the Hillshire Farms beef smoked sausage the best. I saute it in a skillet for a few minutes first to render some of the fat out before adding it to the soup.  (You could also take an ice cube wrapped in paper towel and run across the top of the broth to remove any fat that cooks out of the meat – before adding the Velveeta and milk. You won’t remove as much of the fat this way, but it does help some.)  I don’t like the soup to be greasy, but I like the taste of the beef sausage much better than the turkey.

Simmer potatoes and sausage in beef broth until potatoes are soft. Mash potatoes slightly with potato masher. Add Velveeta and milk at end of cook. Stir until melted.

ANOTHER NOTE:    Soup should be thick, but normally I wind up adding about 1/4 cup flour with some water and thickening it up a bit more (added with the milk and cheese).

Cook time: approx 30 minutes YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is wonderful on a cold night!

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1 onion, chopped, and cooked with the ground beef
1 can rotel (drain some of the juice off)
1 can Ranch style beans
1/4 pkg taco seasoning
1 pound Velveeta cheese
8oz sour cream

Mix all of the above together (except sour cream) in a large skillet and simmer on LOW until cheese melts. Stir often or it will stick. Add sour cream and stir just until it incorporates (do not boil!). Serve over crushed corn chips (we like Santitas) and lettuce.

YUM!!!!!!!!!! It’s even better the next day! 🙂

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