Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Cheeseburger Soup

Springtime may not be the best time to be talking "soup", but, we still might have some chilly weather before things start warming up.

I have been making this soup since 1996, when I discovered it in a Taste of Home magazine. It is yummy in the tummy.

Cheeseburger Soup

1/2 to 1 pound ground beef (I use 1 pound because I like it beefy) 
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried parsley
4 TBSP. butter - divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups diced potatoes (peeled or unpeeled - I don't peel)
1/4 cup flour
8 oz. processed American cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

In 3 qt. sauce pan, brown the beef; drain and set aside. In the same sauce pan, saute onions, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 TBSP butter until vegetables are tender--about 10 min. Add broth, potatoes,and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover amd simmer for 10 -12 min. or until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir 3 -5 min. or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 min. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts.

Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.

Prepare to give your taste buds a party.

Makes 8 servings.


  1. Now that sounds like a soup! Hmmmm good.

    Gregg Metcalf

  2. It's been in the 70s until today - it's snowing!So this sounds yummy

  3. Yum yum this sounds like something good for a cold day!

  4. I have to admit that the title put me off for a start but the recipe does sound tasty. It's just the sort of thing Mr A would enjoy.

  5. I'll bet my kiddos would really like it. Thank you.

  6. I don't care what time of year it is- I love soup year round! And this looks like a really good one!

  7. At first I thought you were kidding. Cheesburger soup? It does sound yummy though. I may have to give it a try. :)

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  9. Hello, this is Orchid.
    Wow!!! I was SO surprised to know so many bloggers are participating "the A-Z Blogging Challenge". It would be really really challenging for me from not English speaking country if I try, p;) Good Luck!!!
    And thank you very much for your sweet comment for me, I was so glad to have your visit.
    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  10. I sure hope you find more recipes for each letter. I love when everyone shares their recipes. Thanks for this one. Sound so good.

    God bless.


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