Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cheeseburger Soup

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and may God bless you in this New Year.

It's going to be a busy year for me as my daughter got engaged on Christmas, with plans to get married in August, so blogging might be sporadic for a while.

Now that colder weather is here (it's snowing right now) I am all about soup. Soup is just simply classic comfort food.
 Seldom does a week go by that doesn't include at least one meal of soup. My husband and I absolutely love it, while our daughter more or less tolerates it, and more often than not, makes other arrangements for dinner.
That is, unless I make cheeseburger soup! Then she gets a smile on her face and she's been known to even text her sister  (who loves it equally)  just to make her jealous. She will even eat it for breakfast!  Hope you enjoy it too!

Cheeseburger Soup

2 lb. hamburger browned
3/4 cup chopped onion sauteed in butter
1 48oz can chicken broth or 6 cups
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups carrots diced
1 1/2 cups celery diced
4 1/2 cups potatoes diced
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
Note: I'm always very generous with my vegetables adding more than the recipe calls for.
Cook all vegetables in the chicken broth, water, salt and pepper for 5-8 minutes or almost tender. Don't overcook.
Add browned hamburger and onions to the vegetables.
Cheese Sauce:
1 stick butter melted
3/4 cup flour plus 1 Tbsp
1 1/2 cups milk
I add the flour to the milk in a shaker,and shake till the lumps are gone.  Stir into the melted butter. This mixture will get very thick! Just keep stirring it continuously even if it looks lumpy. It will smooth out in the end.
Cook till thick then add 2 cups velveeta cheese cut in cubes. Stir until cheese has melted, then add to the soup mixture.
Tip: Reheat on low heat just until hot, don't boil.
 You can add bacon to this to make a Bacon Cheeseburger Soup.


  1. Hi Pearl, Congrats to your daughter... Yes--you will be busy!!!!!

    That Cheeseburger soup sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe...

    We may get some flurries tomorrow--but nothing more here.

    Happy New Year.

  2. What a great year you look to have! Adding to the family is always so exciting!
    My daughter feels the same way about soup. When she comes in from practice, she always says, 'its not soup tonite, is it??'
    That one does look scrumptious!

  3. That's a fantastic recipie! My husband always grumbles because our soups tend to be meat-free. Congratulation to your daughter and her fiance. You are going to have a busy 2012! Jx

  4. Hey mom- I was just thinking of making cheeseburger soup for supper this week! So it will be my turn to text Jodi and rub it in :)

  5. Steph, She will probably have an excuse to go to your place for supper that night:)

  6. One of my faves!!! Think i got the recipie from you. If i put all the recipies from you i might have a cook book. You should think about that!!!!

  7. Lori, HaHa...Like I have time for that!!