Get ready to savor the nostalgic, comforting flavors of a classic American favorite with a twist—Cheeseburger Soup! This hearty and creamy soup captures all the essence of a juicy cheeseburger in a bowl, making it the perfect choice for a cozy family meal or gathering of friends. With savory ground beef, rich cheese, and a medley of delicious ingredients, this soup is sure to satisfy your craving for the taste of a cheeseburger in a unique and satisfying way. Join us in the kitchen and let’s create this delightful recipe for four people.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- Sliced green onions, crispy bacon bits, and additional cheese for garnish (optional)
Step 1: Cook Ground Beef
- In a large soup pot, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it into crumbles, until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
Step 2: Sauté Vegetables
- Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot with the cooked beef.
- Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.
Step 3: Add Broth and Potatoes
- Pour in the beef broth and add the diced potatoes, salt, black pepper, basil, and oregano.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Step 4: Create Cheeseburger Flavor
- Stir in the ketchup, mustard, and dill pickle relish. Mix well to incorporate the cheeseburger flavors.
Step 5: Prepare Cheese Mixture
- In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Stir in the flour to create a roux and cook for a few minutes until it’s golden brown.
- Slowly add the heavy cream while stirring continuously to make a smooth sauce.
Step 6: Add Cheese Sauce
- Pour the cheese sauce into the soup pot and stir to combine.
Step 7: Finish with Cheddar
- Add the shredded cheddar cheese to the soup, stirring until it’s melted and the soup is creamy.
Step 8: Serve and Garnish
- Ladle the hot Cheeseburger Soup into bowls.
- Garnish with sliced green onions, crispy bacon bits, and additional cheese if desired.
Your Cheeseburger Soup is ready to be enjoyed. It’s a delightful and flavorful twist on a beloved classic, perfect for four people to savor.
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