Cheeseburger Soup Recipe For The Young And Old
The cheeseburger soup recipe brings the flavour of one of America's favorite food to hot heart-warming soup. You don't need teeth to enjoy the cheeseburger.
How do you transform a cheeseburger into a fun soup? Here are a few tips.
- Season the hamburger meat. Many spices can be added to the hamburger while you cook it. They will blend into the meat and spice it up before it is added to the soup. Be it chili powder, Italian seasoning, or lemon pepper although it will not be quite the same without some garlic as a flavor booster, so do not forget it.
- Begin with a milk base to make it creamier. Milk burns easily so be careful to keep the cooking temperature low. Once the milk is hot, add cheese, usually cheddar. Velveeta, 2 % Milk is also a good choice because it has a nice cheesy flavor but has a softer texture which melts more easily and evenly in liquid.
- Add additional vegetables for extra flavor and nutrition. Green pepper and onion are great additions. Tomato adds a warm color to the soup. Other vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini add variety and up the nutritional value.
If you like spicy food, add chillies like Jalapenos. It should wake you up. A little chopped pepper bacon puts a grand cheeseburger flavor into the soup (like this Bacon cheeseburger soup recipe) and make the whole kitchen smells awesome at the same time.
Here are 2 recipes for you to try. One is a basic adult version and the other is a kid-friendly version.
Basic Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
This recipe acts like a blank palette, ready for your creative juices to flow. Add carrots, onions, olives, bacon, potato, celery, garlic or anything you can find in your refrigerator.
Season the ground beef with basil, parsley, cilantro, ground black pepper or crushed red pepper and salt or anything you can find in your larder.
Serve with some garlic bread, a fresh chopped salad, deviled eggs, homemade cheesy pita chips, parmesan croutons and so on. The combinations are endless and only limited by your taste buds.Ingredients
8 ounces cheese or Velveeta 2%
1.5 cups milk
1/4 cup flour
6 tablespoons butter
3.5 cups beef/chicken broth
1 pound of lean ground beef
1.5 cup beer
- Wash the vegetables thoroughly and cut them into bite-sized pieces
- Season the ground beef with your seasoning mix
- Heat up a big saucepan on low heat and melt the butter
- Add the seasoned beef and cook till the meat starts to brown
- Add the vegetables and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes
- Shred or cut the cheese into smaller pieces before adding to the mix
- Make sure the cooking temperature is low so that the cheese doesn't burn
- When the cheese has melted, add the beer
- Let the whole pot simmer gently over the stove for about 40 minutes
Cheeseburger Soup Recipe For Kids
Cheese burger soup has been a long-standing favorite for many children and adults alike. It is fun, delicious and a good way to hide a few extra vegetables for the kids. They will eat them without any coaxing.
Additional toppings you can sprinkle on this soup are include thinly sliced raw onions, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and even a touch of sour cream. These give the soup additional texture as well as new and exciting flavor combinations.
Paired with a salad and crusty bread, this soup can stand alone as a main course as well.
This recipe makes a very large batch to feed a hungry crowd.
1 pound ground beef
3 cups potatoes, diced and peeled
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
2 tbsp + 3 tbsp butter
12 oz American Cheddar processed cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
- Start by browning the beef and onion over medium high heat in a large skillet. Continue mixing the beef until it is thoroughly cooked and onions are translucent and tender, then drain and set aside.
- In the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoon butter and then sauté the carrots, celery, parsley and basil until the carrots are tender. When that occurs, add in the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Now, add the browned beef back into the skillet, along with the diced potatoes.
- Gently simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a separate small saucepan melt the remaining 3 tablespoon of butter then add in the flour and mix until it reaches a thick paste-like consistency. Whisk in the milk and continue cooking over medium low heat until the mixture has thickened and is smooth
- Add this flour mixture and the ground beef into a bigger soup pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat and mix in the American cheese, stirring until all the cheese has melted and is thoroughly mixed in. Season to taste with salt and white pepper and enjoy.