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Hot Brown Soup

Yield Makes 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked turkey
  • Toppings: crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, chopped fresh parsley

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; saute until tender. Add flour, garlic salt, and hot sauce; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk; cook until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add ham and turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated. (Do not boil.) Serve with desired toppings.