- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 3/4 cup diced celery
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1-3/4 pounds (about 4 cups) cubed peeled potatoes
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta process cheese, cubed
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley until tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, beef and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Reviews forCheeseburger Soup
"A staple in our home. Freezes well and everyone loves it!"
"This was okay. It is very heavy and I won't make it again. It tastes like a bowl of queso."
"I used this recipe as a guide. I had to remove the carrots as some of family do not like cooked carrots, so I added corn instead. I also added a tsp of Worcestershire sauce and 1/8 cup of red wine, The alcohol cooks out leaving more of a rich flavor to the meat."
"I used Gluten Free All Purpose Flour to make it gluten free for my son. Also used 2% milk Velveeta. It was delicious! Very thick and filling."
"Since I live alone, this makes a more soup than I can use at once. I didn't like it frozen. I have found that if I make the base(NOT THE CHEESE) and freeze it into 2 or 3 bowls, I can then just thaw one of these, and add the cheese then."
"My friend shared this recipe with me a decade ago and it is still a family favorite. It is now a football favorite too! I make this to sell at our concession stand. It always sells out."
"As we prepared to spend the last part of a frigid Christmas Day watching our Steelers and Eagles play, I wanted something comforting and easy for dinner and this was IT! Absolutely delicious. Only adaptation I made was using beef broth instead of chicken broth because that is what I had on hand. This has already been added to my recipe blog."
"Why do people review recipes if they modify the ingredients or "don't do white flour or Velveeta?'"