Spicy cheese soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 tablespoons Butter
1 \N Clove garlic; minced
1 \N Carrot; peeled/finely diced
1 large Onion; diced
1 \N Stalk celery; diced
2 cans Chicken broth
4 cups Peeled and cubed potatoes
¾ teaspoon Prepared mustard
½ teaspoon Dried marjoram
1½ cup Milk or half and half
1 \N 4 oz can diced green chiles; drained
1 cup Grated sharp Cheddar cheese
\N \N Generous grinding of black pepper
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Fresh marjoram; garnish

Melt butter in Dutch oven; stir in garlic, carrot, onion and celery and cook until vegetables are tender and onions begin to carmelize. Add broth, potatoes, mustard and marjoram; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 25 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Remove 1½ cups of vegetable and broth mixture to blender and process until smooth, taking care not to burn yourself when blending hot liquid.

Return mixture to pan, stir in milk or half and half, then stir in chiles and cheese, being careful to not overheat and boil mixture. Add black pepper and season to taste with salt. Ladle into bowls.

Recipe by: Martin's Lifestyle Magazine Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 295 by The Taillons <taillon@...> on Nov 23, 1997

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