Hearty Cheeseburger Soup

Hearty Cheeseburger Soup

Ok so is it Soup-er Bowl or Super Bowl??? Either way I’m ready!! Happy Sunday Everyone!! The big game is finally here and we’ve got one more husband approved, game winning recipe to share with you. Cheeseburger Soup is a winter favorite in our house. This hearty soup is perfect to serve for a crowd on game day. It’s super versatile too. Serve it up as an appetizer, a halftime snack, or even the main course. It’s loaded to the brim with meat, cheese, and potatoes….literally every man’s dream come true! This All-American recipe will be sure to score you some major points!! Plus we’re all going to need a big ole bowl of comfort food AFTER the game. All you Jack Pearson fans out there know what I’m talking about!

Here’s all you’ll need: ground beef, butter, onions, carrots, celery, dried basil, parsley flakes, potatoes, chicken broth, flour, Velveeta cheese, milk, salt, pepper, and sour cream.

In a Dutch oven or soup pot, cook and crumble the ground beef over medium heat. We sometimes substitute ground venison in this soup. You’re hunting buddies will love it!! Drain off the grease and set the meat aside. The recipe calls for 1/2 pound to 1 pound of ground beef. I grabbed a package that was just under a pound and tossed the whole thing in! If you like it meaty, I say, just go for it!! This soup is too meaty….said no one ever!!!

In the same pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Saute the onions, celery, and shredded carrots until tender, or for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The measurements call for 3/4 cup of each veggie. I found that to be about 2-3 carrots, 2-3 stalks of celery, and about half a good size onion if you’re not into all that measuring.

Add the ground beef back to the pot. Mix in the potatoes, chicken broth, basil, and parsley flakes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. This soup is SO hearty!!

Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour and heat for 1-2 minutes to form a thick paste. Add the flour mixture to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. This will give us a nice, thick and creamy base! Comfort food at it’s finest….which you’re gonna need if you plan on watching This Is Us tonight after the Super Bowl!! Get those tissues ready! Is Milo Ventimiglia not the best TV dad ever?!? Thank goodness for flashbacks!!!

Reduce the heat to low and stir in the milk, Velveeta cheese cubes, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until all the cheese melts. The Velveeta Mexican cheese would make for an awesome variation! I think I’m going to try it next time. With tortilla chips in place of soup crackers. I’m drooling just thinking about it!!

Remove from the heat and blend in the sour cream for that nice little tang! Trust me it’s just the right amount of flavor.

Top with shredded cheddar, soup crackers, additional sour cream, chopped green onions, paprika, the list goes on and on! OMG!! How awesome would bacon be on top??? BACON Cheeseburger Soup!!! I always feel like my soup is naked if it doesn’t have a little cheese or crackers or something on top! Serve piping hot and enjoy!! Ok so be honest, are you watching the Super Bowl tonight for the football, the commercials, or are you just trying to kill time before This Is Us????

Hearty Cheeseburger Soup

February 4, 2018
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/2-1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta process cheese, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
Directions
  • Step 1 In a Dutch oven or soup pot, cook and crumble the ground beef over medium heat. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 2 In the same pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Saute the onions, celery, and shredded carrots until tender, or for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 3 Add the ground beef back to the pot. Mix in the potatoes, chicken broth, basil, and parsley flakes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Step 4 Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour and heat for 1-2 minutes to form a thick paste.
  • Step 5 Add the flour mixture to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Step 6 Reduce the heat to low and stir in the milk, Velveeta cheese cubes, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until all the cheese melts. Remove from the heat and blend in the sour cream. Top with favorite soup toppings and enjoy!!

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