Stole this recipe from Ginny's cooking blog. Loved it! Our new comfort/warmer food :)
1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 tsp basil (I used dried basil leaves)
1 tsp parsley (dried)
4 tbsp butter
3 cup chicken broth
4 cup peeled and diced potatoes
1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1&1/2 cup milk
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef in a large soup pot and then remove from the pot setting aside. In the same pot saute onion, carrots, celery with 1 tbsp butter until the vegetables are tender. Add the chicken broth, potatoes and beef, bring to boil. Simmer until the potatoes are tender.
In a small saucepan melt the remaining 3 tbsp butter and add flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until thicken. Then slowly stir in milk. Simmer until thicken again. Add to the large soup pot. Simmer soup for another 5-7 minutes.
Turn off heat and add shredded cheese, basil and parsley, stir until cheese melt.