Ham & Cheese Soup

This is a hearty, tasty, stick-to-your ribs soup to serve on a cold and dreary day.

Ham & Cheese Soup

Serves: 6

1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup butter or margerine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground mustard  (from the spice cupboard, not the fridge!)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
3/4 pound Velveeta cheese — cubed
                         
In  a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion, carrot, and garlic in butter for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are  crisp-tender. Stir in flour, mustard and pepper. Add ham; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth and milk; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese; reduce heat. Cook and stir until cheese is melted  (do not boil).

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