Wednesday, August 02, 2006

WFMW 7 Cheeseburger Soup


I had quite a few requests for this recipe from the Tour of Homes. It was in the pot simmering on the stove as you all came over for a visit. This soup works for me because even though the ingrediant list looks long it really is fast to make, everyone loves it and you can even freeze it. Served with garlic toast** it's yummmy and filling! We have it winter and summer.

A couple things I'll mention is I usually always double this because my kids will eat if for breakfast or lunch the next day. If you do freeze it, skip the sour cream and add that after defrosting and reheating. So without further ado:


CHEESEBURGER SOUP

1/2 lb. lean ground hamburger ( or a touch more regular ground)
1 med. onion, chopped
3/4 cup shredded carrots
2 stalks celery, diced or sliced
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 Tbsp. margarine
3 cups chicken broth (you can use the tetra pkg. kind or 3 cups water with 3 pkg. chicken oxo or homemade
4 cups diced potatoes
1/4 cup flour
2 cups (8 oz.) cubed process cheese (eg slices or blocks) or 1 cup cheeze whiz*
1 1/2 cup milk
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

In a Dutch oven, brown beef. Drain the fat and set aside. Add 1 Tbsp. margarine, onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley to pot and saute until tender.
Add broth, potatoes, and cooked beef, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer until potatoes are tender.
In small skillet or pot, melt 3 Tbsp. margarine. Add flour. Cook and stir until bubbly. Stir about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of liquid from soup quickly into it until it's runny. Slowly add to soup while stirring the soup.
Bring to gentle boil and simmer 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt & pepper. Stir until cheese is melted. Add sour cream before serving and stir well.

*process cheese must be used to make the soup smooth. I have used cheddar cut into small cubes. The cheddar melted but was in soft, gooey chunks rather than smooth cheesey throughout the soup. One of my kids prefered it that way.

**to make garlic toast the Hungarian (& I've heard, Italian) way: Toast slices in toaster to desired doneness. While hot take a whole, peeled clove of garlic and rub into the toast. The more you rub, the stronger the garlic. Butter as soon as you're done each slice.

UPDATE: A news flash from my friend Jules at Everyday Mommy; now otherwise known as Everyday Chef!
You could use cheddar if you add it during the third step. After you make the roux and add the liquid. Simply add more liquid and shredded cheddar (or any cheese you like). Keep it over medium-medium low heat and stir. The cheese will melt nicely. Then go on to step 4.
Thanks Jules!

29 comments:

Trisha said...

Yeah, yipee, hooray I am so gonna make this tomorrow!!

Katrina said...

Yum! This is going on my recipe list to be made very soon!! Thanks for sharing it.

Beck said...

That sounds SO good! I think I'd like it best on a cool fall day!

Everyday Mommy said...

Well it's about TIME! I've waited, like, a WEEK for this? (wink, wink)

Heather Smith said...

That looks really yummy! I'll have to try it sometime!

Barb said...

Thanks for giving us the recipe. It looks wonderful, perfect for football Sundays this fall and winter.

Jessica said...

Oh that looks SO GOOD!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Susanne, we have soup every Monday night from September thru at least March. So I can always use another good, easy recipe. We'll use it to kick off Monday Night Football. Thanks!

Gina said...

Sounds Yummy! And we're getting a 1/4 side of beef in two weeks! Now if only my 12 year old would eat ground beef. Do you have a recipe for that?

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

MMMMMMMm that does look good. If it weren't 105 today I'd make it. I'll file it away for fall!

Peach said...

That looks so marvelous. I will definitely be trying that once the weather cools down, too. My DP refuses to eat hot soups in the summer time. But it is making my stomach growl just looking at it. Thanks, Susanne!

Barbie said...

Looks yummy! I will be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe.:)

stephanie said...

I make that exact same recipe!!! It's sooooo good. :)

Shalee said...

Susanne, you have just made my mouth water! And I have at least 2 hours before I get home.

This will definitely be going with me!

Melanie said...

Sounds and looks tasty. I may try it this week. Thanks for the new recipe!!

Casey said...

Yum! Sounds great. I love anything that cooks in the crockpot!

Joy said...

Yum!! I can't wait to try it!

Blessings.

LaughterThoughts said...

I'll try this out-- plus my kids will surely eat it if it says "cheesburger" in the name! Just like we eat lots of chicken at our house-- chicken-chicken, roast beef-chicken, sausage-chicken, steak-chick, fish-chicken... If it says "chicken" then they're willing to try it because they know they like chicken!!

MugwumpMom said...

Will definitely try it.

Meredith said...

Sounds yummy!

Tammy said...

YUM! And the picture looks so good too! I'm going to try this one...it especially looks like a great dish for falltime!
Thanks so much, Susanne! :)

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I could smell it from here (carried by that north wind bringing snow this direction, I'm sure!). You crack me up - thanks for the recipe. I am so excited to use the fany-schmancy word "roux" over the this soup some time.

Katherine@Raising Five said...

That would be "fancy." See, I can't even pretend to use big words, even in a comment!

The Human Napkin said...

Okay, now I'm hungry! I will definitely be trying this one. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for coming by my blog today! I love having new visitors!

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh wow.. how yummy does that look???? VERY VERY Yummy!!!

Everyday Mommy said...

I made this soup this evening for supper. Wonderful! Very hearty and filling. It would be great for cold evenings. It's got it all! D-Lish!

Honey said...

Ohhhhhhh Thank you! Someone made this for us when we had our first baby!

Nise' said...

Just by saying Cheese Whiz my kids will eat it up no questions asked! Thanks for this recipe.

Julie said...

Can you tell me how many servings this soup makes?

Thanks,
Julie