1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups water
3 t beef boullion granules
1/2 t salt
2 cups cubed potatoes
3 T flour
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
1 cup cheddar cheese grated
(chopped cooked real bacon as topping)
Brown beef and onion, until no longer pink. Rinse and drain. Add to large saucepan, adding water, boullion and salt. Add potatoes. Boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk. Gradually add to potato beef mixture. Boil; cook and stir 2 minutes until thickened. Add rest of milk. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese. Melt. Serve.
Bloomin' Herb Bread
20 ounces bread flour (approx. 4 cups)
8 ounces warm water
4 ounces (1 cube) butter, melted
chopped fresh herbs (1 t minced garlic and 1/2 cup chopped onion are my favorite)
2 t salt
1 t yeast (I used closer to 1 T)
Preheat oven to 450.
Combine all ingredients in mixer using a bread hook. Beat/knead until all ingredients are incorporated.
Place in 4qt Dutch oven (go around with olive oil 2x). Cover bread in the grease. Cut a large X on top. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Cover with lid. Place in oven for 30minutes. Remove lid and bake another 15-30 minutes (until desired brownness is achieved).