- 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
"This soup is one of our favorites! I make it often in the winter. If there are any leftovers, which is rare, I put it in individual servings in the freezer for a quick lunch. The only change I make is that I add a full pound of hamburger. The carrots, onions, and celery give the soup a great flavor. I thought the basil was different, but it is excellent in the soup. The amount of cheese is just right, as it is not overly cheesy. I will definitely keep making this soup!"
"This was a terrific dish. My entire family LOVED it. I used full pound of hamburger instead of 1/2 pound. "
"I loved it. Only used half the cheese and 2% milk."
"I used a full pound of ground beef and no Velvetta...cheddar cheese and 1/4 c. cream cheese instead. It seemed to lack flavor until I added a pinch of red pepper flakes, some Worcestershire sauce and a good teaspoon of bacon grease. I know, I know...but it needed something. After those were added, it tasted great. The next time I'll saute the vegetables in a bit of bacon grease and/or crumble some cooked bacon on the top. Who doesn't love a bacon cheeseburger?"
"Excellent! Both my guys (hubby and Dad) liked it !!I used almond milk and added a bit of shedded cheddar as I was a bit short on Velveeta.Will definitely make again."
"The soup went over well with the family. The only changes I would make would be to use the full pound of hamburger and change the ratio of butter to flour to make the roux. The recipe's directions made a thick dry paste. I could actually taste the flour in the soup. So, when I make this again I will use 4 Tbsp of butter to 1/4 cup flour. I may need to tweek it a little so the roux is pourable instead of a lumpy paste."
"I thought this was very good. It's been very cold outside and it really hit the spot."
"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."