Cheeseburger Soup with Ground Beef

October 14, 2021

Cheeseburger Soup with Ground Beef

We start thinking soup when the weather gets chilly, who doesn't?  With a handful of kiddos to feed it has to be fun as well.  What's more kid-friendly than a cheeseburger?  This is a favorite on the ranch.  Pull out a pack of ground beef and let's get cooking!  You can also sub cauliflower for the potatoes.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cups chopped onion
  • 3/4 cups shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cups diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces processed American cheese, cubed (2 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside.  In the same saucepan, sauce onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley and 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add 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.  Reduce heat to low.  
  • Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream.
  • Yields:  8 servings (2-1/4 quarts)