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Cheeseburger Soup

A good soup for February, Cheeseburger soup is hearty, creamy, and filling on a cold winter's night.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed potatoes
  • 14 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine over medium heat: cook and stir vegetables and beef, until beef is brown.
  2. Stir in basil and parsley. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Melt the remainder of butter and stir in flour. Add the milk, stirring until smooth.
  4. Gradually add milk mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Stir in cheese. When cheese is melted, add sour cream and heat through. Do not boil.

Tip

This soup freezes well - make a double batch for busy nights.