Cheeseburger Soup

8 Oct 2014

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup


If you think this chilly weather is going to make me stop eating burgers, then you are wrong my friend.

Just because summer is over, and we can't easily grill them burgers outside, I have brought you all the fun of summer into a fall/winter-esque soup.



Cheeseburger Soup


The potatoes thicken the soup. The croutons are so that you don't skimp on the bun, unless of course you can't or don't want to eat gluten. In that case, just leave it out. But then we top this soup with bacon, and I can hear my belly sing.

Too over the top? I think not over the top enough.


Cheeseburger Soup


Even though soups might be the easiest thing to make known to man, I have made a couple of soups this past week, and many of them were just a huge fail. Here's a serious question: how do you cook lentil soup if your lentils refuse to get soft? After 4 hours of cooking it was still like I was eating pebbles.

This soup is honestly no fail. As long as you add all the necessary ingredients and cook the meat just right, you are going to be eating this soup by the bucket. One bowl is simply not enough.

Spoon summer into your mouth right now! Unless you live in Australia. In which case, I will never stop being jealous of you.


Cheeseburger Soup


Cheeseburger Soup
printable recipe


What you'll need:
  • 1 hamburger buns, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 375g ground beef
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large carrots, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk, or more, as needed
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Green onions for garnish
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the bread cubes into a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven, and bake for around 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, around 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside. 
  3. In a medium saucepan, pour in the bacon fat and heat. Add in the ground beef and break into pieces using a spatula. Continue cooking until browned. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat. Add in the garlic, onion, celery, carrots and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions have become translucent, around 2-3 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the flour until lightly browned, around 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and milk for around 1-2 minutes or until thickened.Stir in the potatoes.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, around 15-20 minutes.Stir in the ground beef, cheese and the salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Scoop into bowls and crumble some bacon on top. Add some croutons and green onions if desired.

Adapted from Damn Delicious



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16 comments:

  1. Hi Cathleen , two words ... yummy delicious , pinning :) thanks for sharing

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  2. This is such a unique recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    eavan of http://eavanelizabeth.com/

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  3. A delicious soup! This is a soup that is a meal and comforting. Blessings, Catherine

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  4. Oh? There is such a thing? That's very creative, Cathleen! Never thought I could sip my Cheeseburger :D

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  5. Burger soup! That's a first for me anyway, buuuuut with all those amazing ingredients and those nifty burger crutons I'm kinda wanting it, now! It looks fantastic Cathleen :D

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  6. Looks delicious! I've been on the hunt for some new soup recipes for fall/winter. This sounds like a good one to try. :)

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  7. You are so creative! This is one soul satisfying burger soup!

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  8. WOW burger meets soup? I LOVE IT :D
    What an awesome idea!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Love that you are keeping summer alive with this soup, sounds delish!

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  10. you always stunning me n comeout with incredibly creative recipe!!!
    great job my friend....

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  11. Cheeseburger soup? What a creative and tasty idea! Looks awesome!

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  12. What a great idea!! This looks delicious!!

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  13. Being a Burger Nerd, how can I not comment on a cheeseburger soup?! Looks pretty darn delicious and has everything my tummy craves :)

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  14. Oh this looks beyond delicious! I love the hamburger bun croutons - what a nice finishing touch :)

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  15. You have the most intriguing recipes on your blog! Cheeseburger soup... I'm going to have to make this for my hubby, he'd love it.
    Jessica from Bacon and Souffle

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