Cheeseburger Soup with Rice Recipe
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Cheeseburger Soup with Rice Recipe

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I don't have a lot of extra time to spend in the kitchen. That's why I appreciate this robust soup. You can cook the ground beef and rice ahead of time for fast assembly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked, crumbled and drained
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 368 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the carrot, onion, celery and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in the beef, rice, milk and cheese; simmer, uncovered, until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally (do not boil). Just before serving, whisk in the sour cream; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Cheeseburger Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p105

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"It's easy to make and I haven't met someone yet who hasn't liked it. It placed 2nd in a soup contest."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Good recipe. If you don't have or like rice you can use about 2 cups of chopped potatoes. Also I didn't use the celery or carrots and instead spiced it up with a chopped jalapeno. If you want this soup to be thicker you'll have to modify either the broth or milk amounts. This recipe makes a good batch, so have a container to store it in the fridge"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"We were disappointed in this soup. Compared to any average chowder, it doesn't hold up, and the nutrition just isn't there, so why bother? Sad, because with all the praise I was really looking forward to a winner."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"Very tasty! Received rave reviews from my guests. I lightened up the recipe by using fat-free milk, light sour cream, and 2% Velveeta. I also subsituted ground lean turkey for the beef. Will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"This soup was so good my teenagers and their friends raved about it! Easy to make and great for a cool fall evening! I've made it twice in the last month!"

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