Recipe by Holly
"This is a creamy and soothing soup. Potatoes and cheese make it smooth and substantial. This soup and a salad makes a delicious easy meal."
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hash brown potatoes
processed cheese food
1 1/2 cups
salt and pepper to taste
My mom made this for us when I was growing up and it's still a favorite. I've made my own modifications, though, which make it even easier. 1) Instead of Velveeta, I buy a bag of shredded Mexican style cheese. Bags of shredded cheese are typically 8 oz. on the nose. 2) Instead of shredding carrots myself, I buy them pre-shredded. Quantity should be somewhere between 3/4 and 1 cup. 3) Cut the butter in half, reduce the flour to about a tablespoon, and use ground bison instead of beef for a lower fat version. 4) Soy milk subs for the regular milk just fine. 5) Occasionally, I'll reduce the potatoes and make up the difference with cauliflower. 6) This is where it gets blasphemous: After you brown the beef, just dump everything but the sour cream into a crock pot and let it cook on low all day. That butter/flour bit? It's all just going to melt into the soup anyway! I swear it comes out the same and it's a lot less work. Sour cream should be added just before serving.
I made soup without too many changes and it was VERY bland. I left out the carrots and celery. I changed it up before serving and was much better - after a few days in the icebox it was even tastier. Next time I will brown the hashbrowns, onions and green chilis with garlic.
Some reviewers have suggested skipping the roux (flour and butter) but its definitly necessary. Do not skip or soup will be way too watery.
1 Jar (8oz) Tostitos Queso Dip instead of processed cheese
Added two cans of Rotel (tomato & green chili)
1 can of diced green chilis
AWESOME!!! My husband always raved about a Cheesburger Soup he eats at a local restaurant during his lunch breaks, so I decided to find a recipe. I used this one and the only changes I made were that I used fresh peeled and cubed potatoes rather than hash browns and I added more meat. He said it was better than any he's ever had! I had never heard of Cheesburger Soup, but you can bet I, too, am a fan now. Thanks for a great recipe!
Made this tonight and the family really enjoyed it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, was because I had to guess at the type of hash browns that it was supposed to have (I used the Simply Potato Shreds that are found in the dairy aisle)
Very quick and easy
Great Soup! We loved it! I cooked the beef & drained. Then I added the beef, chicken broth, 2 c. of beef broth (I omitted the milk), vegetables, potatoes & spices.(I shredded my own potatoes.) I did not use any margarine. I thickened the soup & added low-fat Velveeta cheese. Using fat-free sour cream this makes a Weight Watchers entree worth 5 points if you make it for 7 servings.
This was SO good! I was really surprised at how this turned out... not at all what I was expecting... much better! I followed the recipe exactly, except for omitting the milk because I was out. I think next time I will skip the flour because it was almost too thick. Thank you, thank you!
While this is not exactly gourmet cuisine (come on, it has Velveeta!) it is really delicious. It's wonderful creamy comfort food for a cold day. I added a dash of cayenne, and didn't have the sour cream, but I'll add it next time. I also made it in the crockpot, sauteeing everything first and then tossing it in. Everyone loved it, even my hates-everything five year old. This dish will be a new regular.
I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR MY DAYCARE CHILDREN AND THEY LOVED IT!! IT WAS DELICIOUS WITH HOMEMADE BREAD!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cheeseburger Soup II
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 490
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