Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

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Jan Mullikin

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@jmulliki

About two years ago, a student of mine told me while she was pregnant she craved cheeseburgers. She was afraid of gaining too much wait so I found a recipe that would be a little less if made with very lean ground chuck. She loved it! I'm not a big ground chuck lover but this recipe is hard to resist! The soup is so hardy it's a complete meal in itself. (Since I substitute the cheese with the slices, I guess-timate how much it needs by taste! You could use regular Velvetta, but we were watching calories and fat!)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    very lean ground chuck (I use 97% lean)
  • 3/4 c
    chopped onions
  • 1 tsp
    basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 4 Tbsp
    diet margarine, divided into tablespoons
  • 3 c
    fat free chicken broth
  • 4 c
    diced, peeled potatoes
  • 1/4 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    processed cheese (like Velvetta, but I used Weight Watchers American Cheese)
  • 1 1/2 c
    fat free milk
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt (I used low salt)
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper (to taste)
  • 3/4 c
    fat free sour cream

How to Make Cheeseburger Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown beef completely in a skillet; drain; pat dry and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Wipe out that skillet and saute onions, parsley, basil and 1 tbs. of margarine until clear.
  3. Add chicken broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil. Cover and let it simmer until potatoes are tender.
  4. While that's simmering, melt remaining margarine with flour and mix into a paste. Add to the potato mixture and bring to a boil. Mix well.
  5. Add cheese, milk, salt & pepper. Heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat; fold in sour cream. This makes a lot of soup! We never have left overs. I serve with ranch flavored fat free croutons on top.

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About Cheeseburger Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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