Cheeseburger Chowder

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 20, 2023
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 chiles and southwestern spices. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! —Lori Risdal, Sioux City, Iowa


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


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup, milk, potatoes, chiles, 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 242 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 998mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.