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Cheeseburger Soup with Rice

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 (about 2-1/2 quarts)


  • 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 sour cream


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

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  • Ninja_Jenna
    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.

  • theticktaste
    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

  • Nanaamc
    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.

  • liz-z
    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.

  • wwwsecretary
    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!

  • hilton_1
    Sep 21, 2012

    I have been making this soup since it came out years ago in the book, only thing I do different is I don't add the rice..It's Great..

  • shopper11891
    May 5, 2012

    Delicious, easy, filling, and weight loss friendly! Fairly even balance of carbs and protein. Lots of good texture and flavor. I've made this several times at the request of my husband. You can do most of it ahead of time, and then put together at mealtime. Definitely a keeper. Thanks!

  • EmeraldSapphire
    Mar 3, 2012

    Best cold weather comfort food since chicken and dumplins!!!

  • 3LabHm
    Feb 19, 2012

    Excellent flavor! No modification needed. I love the creaminess!

  • lauramama
    Nov 12, 2011

    This is my family's favorite soup. They ask for it the most of any soup I make.