This warming soup just perfect for taking the edge off hearty appetite on a cold winter’s day. Delicious when served with extra cheese and toasted bread.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- 1 tsp dried scallions
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. flour
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes (optional)
- 2 cups cheese, shredded
- 1 cup milk
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp. sour cream (optional)
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, brown the beef, stirring occasionally and breaking up any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In the same saucepan sauté onions, carrots, and dried herbs until tender. Add the broth, potatoes, and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring all the time. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook for about 2 more minutes. Low the heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts.
Taste and adjust the seasonings. Add the sour cream if you like. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and garnish with cheese. Serve immediately.
Rosa's Yummy YumsFebruary 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Scrumptious and so flavorful! A great idea.
Eric PeppleFebruary 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm
I shouldn't be looking at this at lunch time! My stomach just made a grrrrowl! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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MedejaFebruary 13, 2013 at 1:09 am
Reallynice comfort food 🙂 I could actually try making it instead of chili sometimes..
Rowena Dumlao-GiardinaFebruary 13, 2013 at 9:05 am
I had to read the title twice. Cheeseburger soup is something very new to me but as I look at it and the ingredients, I am becoming hungrier and hungrier!
Purabi NahaFebruary 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
Wow, this is such a gorgeous-looking soup! Loved the way you made this and excellent recipe, I must say!!
La Table De NanaFebruary 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm
This must feel so comforting..especially this time of year..
Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron StringsFebruary 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm
This is my kind of soup, especially with this gloomy winter we are having! So comforting! Superb photography and styling, Yelena! It makes me want to grab a spoon right now!
AmyFebruary 16, 2013 at 2:14 am
This looks and sounds delicious. I have to say this could be the most comforting soup for any cold winter day! I love your food styling and photography. I'm going to check out other post on your blog. Have a great weekend.