Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

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  • ½

    pound ground beef

  • ¾

    cup chopped onion

  • ¾

    cup shredded carrots

  • ¾

    cup diced celery

  • 1

    teaspoon dried basil

  • 1

    teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • 4

    tablespoons butter, divided

  • 3

    cups chicken broth

  • 4

    cups diced peeled potatoes (1-¾ pounds)

  • ¼

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 2

    cups (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta)

  • 1-½

    cups milk

  • ¾

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼ to ½

    teasppon pepper

  • 14

    cup sour cream


In a 3-quart saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute the onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broth, potatoes, and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from the heat; blend in sour cream. Yield 8 servings/2-1/4 quarts


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