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Cheeseburger Chowder

 Cheeseburger Chowder
After tasting a wonderful chowder at a restaurant, I dressed up can of cheese soup to see if I could capture the same flavors. I then took things a step further by adding chilies and Southwestern spices, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. —Lori Risdal Sioux City, Iowa
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Coarsely crushed corn chips, shredded Monterey Jack cheese and chopped green onions, optional


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the soup, milk, potatoes, chilies, taco seasoning,
  • onion and chili powder until blended. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Garnish
  • with corn chips, cheese and green onions if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 242 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 998 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.