We found a recipe for a cheeseburger soup in last month’s Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. We finally had the chance to make it so I am writing up the recipe for everyone that was interested the first time I mentioned it.
All-American Cheeseburger Soup
serves 6 (main dish servings)
477 calories, 27 grams of fat
1 lb. Ground Beef (we got 93/7 ground sirloin)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 14oz cans of low sodium beef broth
2 medium potatoes, scrubbed and coarsely chopped
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, drained (I didn’t drain mine)
1 8oz package shredded cheddar/american cheese blend (we used colby/jack mix)
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1/4 cup of ketchup
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 cup whole milk
Toasted buns or rolls
Cheeseburger toppings, such as pickles, onions, lettuce, mustard, and/or ketchup (optional)
In a 4- quart dutch oven, cook beef, onion, celery, and garlic over medium heat until the meat is browned and the vegetables are tender; drain off fat. (If you use the ground sirloin, you probably wont have much fat to drain off) Sprinkle flour on beef mixture;cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in broth and potatoes. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Stir in tomatoes, cheese, tomato paste, ketchup and mustard. Cook and stir until the cheese is melted and smooth and the soup just comes to gentle boiling. Stir in milk; heat through. Serve with toasted buns and cheeseburger toppings.
Pictures will be uploaded when we finish cooking!
Ok, so we made it and it was awesome. It is not much to look at but it was really tasty. We split the recipe in half because there were not that many people eating with us tonight. We added a bit to it to make it more flavorful as well. The pickles for a garnish are a must. Raw onions were really good as well as some crumpled bacon. We put some raw cabbage in for the “lettuce” feel. We added some Worchestershire sauce and more cheese to it as well as some cayenne for spice. It was really, really good after that! 😀