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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup

Sorry, no pic at the moment. But, this is a super duper yummy soup. I got this recipe from my sister, Steph, and it won me the 'Best Soup' award at a ward party a few years back. If that isn't a testament of a great soup, then I don't know what is :) It does take a bit more time, than a throw-everything-in-a-pot soup, and dirties a few more dishes, but I (and my family) would say it's worth it. Here is the recipe along with way too many side notes. If you have a large family, or like leftovers, then I would definitely double the recipe.

Cheeseburger Soup:

1/2 pound burger (more if you like a lot of meat)
3/4 c. chopped onion
3/4 c. grated carrots
3/4 c. chopped celery (I always add a bit more carrot and celery)
4 c. diced (smaller is better) potatoes
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 Tbl. butter
1/4 c. flour (I like it a tad thicker, so I use more like 1/3 c)
3 c. chicken broth
8 oz velveeta, cubed (I add an extra ounce or two for more cheesiness)
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream (optional - it's good either way)

Brown burger and set aside. In large skillet, saute veggies and spices in 1/2 of the butter until potatoes are soft (I cover it with a lid until almost done to prevent the veggies from burning before they are cooked). In a large pot, melt the rest of the butter and add flour to form a paste, then add 1/2 of the broth and boil until thick. Add veggies, the rest of the broth and other ingredients (I also add chicken boullion to taste - at least a few teaspoons, maybe more?). Simmer 15-20 minutes. This is a really good soup to serve in a bread bowl.


  1. That sounds really good. I think I'll try it tonight. Have you ever tried shredded cheddar? I really like to avoid going to the store with my kids if at all possible.

  2. I haven't tried using real cheese. But, I'm sure that it would taste good. If you use the real stuff in any other cheese based soup, then I'm sure it would be similar to that. I always use the fluorescent fake kind in my soups, so I wouldn't know.

  3. this sounds really good. I recently made "hamburger soup" and it was delicious, so I can only guess that "Cheeseburger soup" is even better! cheese makes everything better :)

  4. Heather, How did it turn out with cheddar? I, don't want to go to the store either.

    I agree with Megan...cheese does make everything better.

  5. I didn't make it after all. I discovered (after I'd started) that my potatoes were toxic. I'll try again after I work up the gusto to go to the store.

  6. I finally indulged my cheeseburger soup craving tonight. It was super duper yummy as promised. I used shredded cheddar, a little mozzarella, and a couple squeezes of cheese whiz.