Big Batch Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
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Big Batch Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

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When my mother-in-law gave me her recipe for cheeseburger soup, I changed it a little to make it my own. You can use turkey meat instead of beef or add bell peppers or jalapenos for a little kick. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-3/4 pounds potatoes (about 3-4 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 300 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 949mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add potatoes, broth, milk, carrots, celery and seasonings. Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in sour cream. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p36

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hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 258960
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"Great flavor, a hit at our home! Will definately make this again."

menkens User ID: 5877182 257389
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2016

"Used as a "base" but made a few changes -- added 1/2 pound more meat; 12 ounces of Velveeta; about 2 cups shredded sharp cheese and 1 cup sour cream. I put everything into the crock pot at the same time but mixed very well ... substituted vegetable broth and used 32 ounces. Checked periodically and added broth to get consistency we liked."

Olivia User ID: 8973639 257141
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2016

"This soup recipe intrigued our family so we decided to try it. The cheese came in a 1 pound brick, and I'm glad it did because we ended up adding the entire 1 pound rather than just the 8 ounces that the recipe called for. Also, it seemed that the broth would be better if it were a little thicker, so I thickened it with a few tablespoons of flour whisked in. With these changes, it was a huge hit at our house. We had a variety of toppings such as red onion, green onion, bacon pieces, and mushrooms."

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