Spicy Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 2 small carrots, grated
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
- 2-1/2 cups milk, divided
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces process American cheese, cubed
- 1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- 2. Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk; heat through. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add cayenne
- 3. pepper if desired. Top with bacon just before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).
1 cup: 795 calories, 74g fat (44g saturated fat), 207mg cholesterol, 1552mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein
Reviews for Spicy Cheeseburger Soup
"YUM! Super cheesy! Love it! No more to say!"
"Best. Soup. Ever.My go-to comfort food..every week!"
"A classic cheeseburger taste in a soup! This creative soup is a meal in itself. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home I love recipes with a creative twist. Spice level was good with my family but would caution to start small with cayenne pepper, a little goes a long way! Perfect soup for a winter night!"
"This soup rocks! My hubby asks specifically for this soup often, and it's'a fairly easy to whip up!"
"Love this soup! If not feeling super spicy, just omit the jalapeno. Easy to throw together with staple ingredients."
"I love this, and it's so easy!"
"This soup recipe is definitely a keeper! Make it as spicy as you want with cayenne pepper, as my first try was with 1 tsp and it was a bit hot for me. Left out the bacon and it still tasted yummy."
"I have made this more times than I can count. It is a rich filling soup. I put the bacon in the soup, use reduced fat cheddar instead of american cheese, and ground turkey instead of beef. I also leave out the potato but add extra carrots. Love it!"
"Can this be made in the crockpot?"
"My family loves this soup. I omit the cayenne pepper because my family is not big on spicy. I also add extra bacon directly in the soup. Will never go back to my old potato soup recipe."
"Amazing! Could not ask for anything better! Thank you"
"I love this stuff. Sometimes, I omit the cayenne (for the kids), but I make sure to put extra in my husband and I's soup. YUM"
"<p>Yum, yum, yum! I think my hubby fell in love with me all over again after making this hearty soup. I used ground turkey and turkey bacon. I forgot to add the beef bouillon granules. I didn't have grease from the bacon to add since it was turkey. I used two cans of rotel tomatoes also. I can hardly imagine what the recipe would taste like with hamburger and real bacon. Note: adding 1.5 cups of water in the first step isn't enough. I simply added enough water to boil. Once boiled I drained then added the 1.5 cup of water.</p>"
"This has become one of my most favorite soup recipes. Living in the southwest, my family loves spicy foods - & this one fits our tastes perfectly! Lots & lots of flavor! One of those rare recipes that I follow exactly without any substitutions. I've found that 1/2 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper is just right for our tastes. Start with a small amount as you can always add more if needed."
"I have made this before when I first got the book that it came in. I had since lost the book and my son has been asking. I was so happy that I found it here. It is so good and inexpensive to make."
"Loved the soup. I didn't have a jalapeno pepper or caynene pepper so I added a can of RoiTel and it was perfect!"
"This is one recipe that I have made that everyone who tries it simply raves about. Our family always requests that I make a double batch so everyone can have a large helping. We recently had a family reunion and had a book to write comments about the reunion and about two thirds of the people wrote how good the soup was. The cayenne pepper really makes the soup pop."
"Love this recipe! I shared it with my Aunt and she loves it too! Enjoy"
"I have been making this recipe for years and everyone in my family Loves it!"
"I made this soup again tonight. We all love it. I have been making it for about 10 years. But I got a huge shock when I finally looked at the nutritional information. In one cup of soup, could there possible be 74 grams of fat? Is it possible?"
"This is the best recipe, however,I eliminated the jalepeno peppers. You won't regret making this recipe."
"I make this recipe for for our restaurant and always get lots of compliments. However, I take out all the spicy ingredients. I like it spicy but not everyone does, so I just left them out. I will be writing this one down to keep for my grandchildren."
"I got this from a Taste of Home magazine years ago and it always gets wonderful reviews with many people asking for the recipe. Made it for our church bazaar several years in a row. Is always a hit. Husband says it's "good enough to serve in a restaurant.""
"This recipe is awesome. I found it in the 1999 Collector's Edition Taste of Home and I have been making it for years. Hubby an I love it."
"This a great soup just as it is, but we even swapped out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes and liked it even better!"
"Easy to adjust level of spiciness. Used 4oz can of diced jalapeno pepper to make it very spicy!!!"
"Excellent soup for a weeknight dinner or to bring to a soup party or potluck."
"a household favorite, last time I made it with red and yellow peppers...ever better!"
"This is very yummy! It's good with or without the cayenne."
"I love this recipe. I get so many compliments for it. It's good with Doritos."
"I've made this hearty soup many times. Everyone loves it. I follow the recipe exactly, and get requests for the soup regularly."
"This reminds me of the receipt below. The 2nd time I made, it I added canned vegetables to it and turned in into a very hardy vegetable soup.Spicy Potato Soup
1 lb Ground beef
4 c Cubed, peeled potatoes (1/2 inch cubes)
1 sm Onion, chopped
3 cn (8 oz. ea) tomato sauce
4 c Water
2 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Pepper
1/2 ts (to 1 ts) hot pepper sauce
In a Dutch oven or large kettle, brown ground beef. Drain. Add potatoes, onion and tomato sauce. Stir in water, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened. Yield: 2 quarts.
"This sounds like it would be great with a homemade soda cracker. If anyone has a recipe for these I am looking for one for my mom, who is 86 years old and has been looking for a recipe for a homemade soda cracker for years. Please can someone help me find this for her???Thank-you in advance."
"This is my favorite Taste of Home recipe. It is so addictive.I add extra jalapenoes with seeds, to add more spice. I usually eat this with doritoes."