Monday, February 11, 2008

Kierstin's Carrot Chowder**

(Lots of chopping and grating...I like to use my Bosch attachments)

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
4 c. tomato juice
1 1/2 c. water
2 cans cream of celery soup (10.5 oz)
2 1/2 c. grated carrots
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic salt or 3 cloves garlic minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. ground marjoram
grated cheese

Brown beef in skillet; drain. Add 1/2 tsp. salt, celery, onion, pepper. Cover simmer on low heat until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. In large sauce pan, combine tomato juice, water, celery soups, carrots, sugar garlic, salt, pepper, marjoram. Add ground beef mixture, bring to boil. Simmer 30 minutes. Top individual bowls w/ grated cheese.

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