Cheeseburger Soup

I have a nightly battle that goes on at my house.  I have two picky eaters and one who will eat pretty much anything.  I love trying new recipes but I hate hearing terms like, “gross” , “what is that?”, “I’m not eating that.”.  (Is it just me????  Please say it is not just me!)  So when I came across a recipe for Cheeseburger soup, I knew I had to give it a try.

My boys like cheeseburgers and for the most part they like soup, so naturally they should like Cheeseburger soup.  And when I find a recipe that all of my boys like, I definitely have to share it.

Even though it is starting to get warm/hot in my neck of the woods, we have still had a few chilly days (and yes I realize that chilly to me would be considered heat wave to some of my friends. 🙂 )

My favorite thing to do on a rare stormy day is make some soup.  It is easy to do and warms you right up!

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This Cheeseburger soup recipe is adapted from Taste of Home.  I modified it just a bit by adding more broth and cheese and it turned out great!  Even my pickiest eater ate it all up.

Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 C chopped onion
  • 3/4 C shredded carrots
  • 3/4 C diced celery
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 4 Tbls butter divided
  • 3-4 C chicken broth divided
  • 4 C diced peeled potatoes 1 3/4 pounds
  • 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 8-16 ounces process cheese like Velveeta cubed (use less or more depending on how much cheese you like.
  • 1 1/2 C milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 C sour cream

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute the onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tbls of butter for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add 3 C broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-12 mins until potatoes are tender.
  • While simmering, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter and add flour. You may need to add extra broth to make a smooth rue. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add to soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 mins.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper and stir until cheese melts.
  • Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.