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Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
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Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

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A local restaurant serves a similar soup but wouldn't share their recipe with me. So I developed my own, modifying a recipe for potato soup. I was really pleased at how good this "all-American" soup turned out. —Joanie Shawhan, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 330 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 1,027 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute the onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from the heat; blend in sour cream. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Cheeseburger Soup in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 330 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 1,027 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Found this recipe a few years ago and since then I've made it every year as a winter tradition meal! My kids would say this is their #1 favorite thing to eat of all time! My son even asks for it in the summer. Any time I ask what they want for dinner, his response for years now has been .. CHEESEBURGER SOUP!!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"I took this to our church's annual Chili Cook-off as an alternative for those who didn't want chili. What a surprise when I won 2nd place! People raved and were disappointed when the crockpot was empty! I had not made it before, but my family says that this needs to be a staple in our meal rotations! I track points with Weight Watchers, and even with the Velveeta, it only comes out to 9PPV. Not bad for a hearty and satisfying soup!"

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"I signed up just to rate this soup. By far the best cheeseburger soup recipe I've tried. To say that it is a family favorite would be an understatement. My family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers love it. I added a couple of extra things, a little paprika and garlic, and it really hits the spot."

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"This soup is amazing. I will definitely make this again. The ideas in the other reviews are something I will try. You won't be dissappointed."

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"My husband ate three bowlfuls & indicated it was okay. I substituted 2 T. potato starch for the flour, used 1 1/2 T. Better Than Boullion Beef Base & shredded cheddar cheese with half and half & milk."

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