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Friday, June 6, 2008

Cheeseburger Soup

I am not much of a soup person. I don't know why, but they have never
really done "it" for me. Well, I should say, they have never really done "it" for me, until I discovered the holy grail of soups called.... Cheeseburger Soup.
My friends mom introduced it to me a few years ago and I finally hunted down the recipe and have been enjoying it ever since. It is absolutely amazing! It is filling, without being heavy, also very flavorful, creamy, and everything else you could want. So, as you can tell.... I like this soup.

It has quickly become a favorite in our family and if you are looking to introduce it to your minions... I mean...um... children, then all you need is...

• 1 ½ cup water
• 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
• 2 carrots, peeled , chopped
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 2 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 ½ cup milk, divided
• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• ½ pound processed American Cheese, cubed
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine water, potatoes, carrots, onion, jalapeno and garlic. Sprinkle salt and bouillon over the mixture. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 to 20 mins, until potatoes are tender.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown, drain.
3. Stir cooked beef and 2 cups milk into the soup and heat through. Combine remaining ½ cup
milk with flour, stirring until smooth; stir into the soup. Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, 3 mins
4. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until melted. Season with cayenne and serve!

TIP: For the jalapenos I usually buy the canned diced jalapenos and just use a TBS of that. We like ours spicy so sometimes we do 2 TBS. If you are worried that it will be too much for children... though I don't think 1 TBS will be... just make sure that there are no seeds. It is mainly the seeds that add the REAL hotness. So, just look out for those before you throw any peppers in and you should be safe.


  1. My family would like this - but we have to wait for this muggy weather to be over!

  2. cheeseburger soup. Sounds like a crowd pleaser! yum

  3. Wow. I am definitely trying this one, maybe tonight. I love simple delicious recipes that use mainly things I already have in the house. (Can you tell I'm not the most organized of sahms) The only thing I don't have is the jalapenos. I think my kids might love this and hubby too. Thanks! (Go Redwings. thanks for the prayer. Are you a former Detroiter?)

  4. Just last week we had cheeseburger soup in our home. Yep, my 2-year-old took half of his cheeseburger and put it in his water.

    This version looks MUCH better :)

  5. My mother-in-law makes this, but she shreds her carrots and potatoes. Delicious!

  6. I'm not a soup person either, but that sounds amazing!!!

  7. Oh, delish!! My whole family would love that!

  8. I love soup, this looks great and I can't wait to try it!

  9. This looks really, really good!! Thanks for sharing!! It looks easy too!! Hugs!!

  10. I just cannot eat any creamy soup, can't.

  11. Yumm!! Why did I decide to be vegan?? I think I am about to cheat!

  12. Wow that sounds amazing!!!!!

  13. Found your through Jess at the Bressington Crew. I love finding new recipes and this will be one I have to try!

  14. Love the sound of this . . . now if only I ate red meat . . . wait, I wonder if it would work with chicken/turkey/turkey SAUSAGE!!!

    Will try and let you know :)

    Moving on . . . catching up on other posts!

    Lucy is so cute . . . so happy daddy is back. I loved that post! And, the walking wings--WHAT??? That is crazy! But, it so makes sense!

  15. OH my. That looks so good. ;) And it's perfect for my neck of the woods since it won't stop fricken RAINING!!!!!!

  16. I have been looking for new soup recipes so this one hold be perfect for the kids. If you drop by to check out my blog, be sure to also check out my free e-book on Making Family Life Simple and Fun.

  17. Wow! This looks delicious.

    I am going to make it...when it's not 98 degrees here...I might have to save this for the fall!

  18. This sounds so good. I will have to try it, but not till it cools down. We do A LOT of hamburger/hot dogs/grilled cheese in the summer. It is just too hot.

  19. That soup looks SO GOOD right now! I am going to write this down and try it. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Oh man, that sounds delicious!

  21. Have you ever tried freezing this? My friend is having a baby and this sounds like a perfect meal to take over to her before the baby is born (to keep in her freezer when she is too tired to cook)!

  22. I wanted to tell you I made this last night and it was so yummy! I used diced green chiles instead of jalapenos (my kids don't appreciate jalapenos like hubby & I do) and it was still great.