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Nov 8, 2007 07:57 AM

Funky Soups

I'm planning a party and want to have soup and mashed potato shooters as hors d'eouvres - any ideas on something different and delicious?

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  1. What about a good steak soup. I don't have a recipe on hand, but I have had it before and it is so good. A sloppy stew type soup. Or a cheeseburger soup? I do have a recipe for that. Not terribly "gourmet" but very tasty.

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    1. re: danhole

      Hey - thanks!! If you could forward me the cheeseburger soup that'd be awesome!


      1. re: kturner79


        1 lb. ground beef
        3/4 c. chopped onion
        3/4 c. celery
        1 tsp basil
        1 tsp. parsley flakes
        3 c. chicken broth
        3/4 c. carrots
        4 c. diced potatoes
        4 Tbsp. butter
        1/4 c. flour
        8 oz. Velveeta, cubed
        1 1/2 c. milk
        Salt and pepper

        In a 3 quart saucepan, brown beef, onions, celery, basil, and parsley. Drain grease off. Add broth, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to boil and cook until vegetables are tender. In a small pan, melt butter and add flour. Whisk well. Add to boiling soup. Cook 2 minutes and reduce heat. Add cheese, milk and seasonings.

        Serves 4 - 6 people

        1. re: danhole

          will the guests be "shooting" the soup? if so, i would keep it of a smooth consistency -- without things that might inadvertently cause choking, or something going down the windpipe (like unchewed ground beef).

          chilled or warm curried carrot soup is so savory -- and smooth and creamy.

    2. What about a really awesome gazpacho? No need to worry about keeping it warm.......

      1. Look down the left side of this 'Soupsong' page ... hot soups, cold soups, etc ...
        There's some funk to be had under those two topics for sure.

        Soupsong website --->

        1. just curious, but how do you "shoot" mashed potatoes?

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          1. re: alkapal

            You are correct - not really a shooter! I'd do it w/demi spoons but now am thinking of doing a mashed potato parfait instead (in martini glasses)!

            1. re: kturner79

              you could layer the taters with danhole's cheeseburger soup as your parfait if you use a wine glass!