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The Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe You’ll Ever Find

The Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe You’ll Ever Find

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I love recipes that help stretch the budget, fill your belly, and warm you up in winter. I know ground beef seems to be skyrocketing in price, that is why you can make a large pot of this soup with just one pound of it.

If you want to stretch it even further, add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables to it and you fluffed it for about a buck.

A Funny Story About Soup

In the days before parenthood, we were part of a Sunday night bible study group with a few other couples. We took turns bringing different dishes each week. We kept the menu pretty simple: soup, salad, bread, and dessert. With four couples that meant we rotated through each of those sections and usually had a wonderful meal before we got down to the weekly lessons.

Here is the thing. 2 couples always brought some kind of broccoli soup. Broccoli chowder. Broccoli and cheese soup. California blend soup. Cream of broccoli.

Broccoli is truly an amazing and healthy vegetable, but due to both its fiber content along one of its carbohydrates called raffinose, it goes through our bodies fairly undigested to the colon.

That, my friends, is why most older adults ignore it on veggie trays at any kind of family function.

So, we had that raffinose-loaded soup most of the time. The hubby and I would look at each other as we dished up and hustle quickly to the only padded loveseat in the area.

We knew it – the farts were coming. We just hoped they would be quiet and muffled into the upholstery.

All other seats were wooden and when others got hit by the gas, there was no way to hide the delightful sounds.

To this day – I wonder if the others ever figured it out. We still tend to avoid any kind of broccoli soup in our house but do like to use it inside other dishes.

The Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe You’ll Ever Find

Cheeseburger soup is a delicious dish that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. It is also a great dish to make in bulk and store leftovers for later.

What is Cheeseburger Soup?

Cheeseburger soup is a dish that is made with ground beef, onion, celery, and potatoes. It is then simmered in a broth of beef bouillon and water. The soup is seasoned with salt and pepper.

The dish was created by Chef George Durkee in the 1940s. He was working at a restaurant called Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, California. The restaurant had a large menu with many different dishes on it. One day he decided to combine two of his favorite dishes – hamburger and tomato soup – into one dish called Cheeseburger Soup.

Why is Cheeseburger Soup So Famous?

Think of it this way – it is kind of like taking a cheeseburger and fries meal and turning it into a hearty soup. Obviously, you aren’t frying the potatoes first, but they add a nice layer of flavor and texture to the soup.

Who doesn’t like a good burger and fries?

Is Cheeseburger Soup healthy?

The ingredients in this dish are not healthy for you. Ground beef has a lot of saturated fat and cholesterol which can lead to heart disease. The cheese has a lot of calories and fat that can lead to high blood pressure.

The good news? You can this cheeseburger soup recipe it to make it better for you! Use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Use low-fat cheese or milk. Try a low-sodium beef broth or even use beef bone broth.

What do you serve Cheeseburger Soup with?

what to serve with cheeseburger soup

What is nice is that this hearty soup is totally a meal in a bowl. The trick is how you choose to garnish it. We like to use toasted hamburger buns, shredded lettuce, and sliced pickles.

Cheeseburger Soup Pickles

While pickles are a great addition to any soup, the best pickles for cheeseburger soup are dill pickles because they have a similar flavor profile as the soup itself. They add a tangy flavor and crunch to the dish.

Easy Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

This recipe is pretty simple to make – it only takes a little bit of chopping at the beginning for your prep work. After that? It won’t be long before you have a bowl of yumminess in your hands!

Ingredients for the Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

ngredients for the Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced kind of small
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup milk

How to Make Cheeseburger Soup- Step by Step Instructions with Pictures

how to make cheeseburger Soup

In a large soup pot, cook the ground meat with your diced onion, celery, and minced garlic until the ground meat is no longer pink.

how to make cheeseburger Soup

Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes more.

how to make cheeseburger Soup

Add the beef broth and diced potatoes.

Bring it all to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer your soup for 10-15 minutes.

how to make cheeseburger Soup

Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup, mustard, and grated cheese.

Bring to a gentle boil then stir in the milk.

how to make cheeseburger Soup

Garnish, serve, and enjoy!

How to Store Cheeseburger Soup Leftovers

The first step in storing cheeseburger soup leftovers is to cool the soup down as quickly as possible. This will help prevent bacteria from growing and will also keep the food safe for consumption. Once cooled, transfer the soup into air-tight containers or bags and place them in the fridge for up to four days, or until you are ready to eat it again!

Can I Freeze Cheeseburger Soup?

Yes, you can freeze it but I wouldn’t suggest it. Any soup with dairy products simply won’t freeze well as they “break” over the freezing and thawing process. It will have a curdled and lumpy texture between the milk and melted cheddar cheese in the broth.

trying cheeseburger soup

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Yield: 6

The Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe You'll Ever Find

what to serve with cheeseburger soup

Combine two favorites: Cheeseburgers and Fries to make this amazing and hearty soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced kind of small
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

    In a large soup pot, cook the ground meat with your diced onion, celery, and minced garlic until the ground meat is no longer pink.

    Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes more.

    Add the beef broth and diced potatoes.

    Bring it all to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer your soup for 10-15 minutes.

    Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup, mustard, and grated cheese.

    Bring to a gentle boil then stir in the milk.

    Garnish, serve, and enjoy!

    Notes

    You can make this healthier with simple substitutions like ground turkey instead of ground beef, low-fat cheese, and even low-sodium broth.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1219mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 36g
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