If you have never tried the Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup, you are missing a wonderful bowl of soup. This is a creamy onion soup that is hearty and filling. It’s a perfect soup for a cold winter day when you want something really tasty and warming. Unfortunately, the Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup has gone on a walkabout from the Outback Steakhouse. If you’ve been disappointed when they removed it from their menu, you can recreate this soup while staying at home.
ABOUT THE WALKABOUT
The walkabout belongs to the Australian Aborigines. It was a cultural rite of passage in which young Aborigines between the ages of ten and sixteen undertook a journey to help transform them into adults. This journey could last for up to six months, and the participant had to live and survive all alone in the Australian wilderness. Only those youngsters who had proven themselves mentally and physically ready were allowed to proceed with the walkabout, and the tribal elders decided who should go. You can read more about the walkabout by clicking here.
2 tablespoons butter
1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth…
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper, ground
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1/4 cup Velveeta cheese, cubes, diced (compressed in measuring cup)
1 1/2-1 3/4 cups white sauce (below)
cheddar cheese, shredded (for garnish)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 In 2 quart sauce pan place 3 tablespoons butter and sliced onions.
2 Cook at low to medium heat stirring frequently until soft and clear but not brown.
3 Add chicken broth from can, chicken bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, and stir until completely heated through.
4 Add white sauce and Velveeta cheese. White sauce will be thick because it has been removed from the heat. Simmer on medium low heat until the cheese is melted and all ingredients are blended, stirring constantly.
5 Turn temperature to warm and let cook for additional 30 to 45 minutes.
6 Serve with a garnish of shredded cheddar cheese, and a couple of slices of warm dark Russian Bread.
7 Thick White Sauce:.
8 In a 1 quart sauce pan melt butter and add flour, cook on medium heat until the flour turns thick and comes away from the sides of the sauce pan.
9 Pour milk in flour a little at a time and stir constantly, add salt. Mixture should thicken and become like thick pudding.
10 Remember to stir constantly taking care not to let mixture lump, set aside off from heat until ready to use for the soup.