Cowboy Chowder

Brandi Kirkpatrick


Okay, this is a recipe from Cheeseburger Soup I) that I completely changed. First off, it was NOTHING like a cheeseburger. Secondly, it needed a MAJOR flavor kick. Also, I made it with regular cheddar cheese but a reviewer suggested Velveeta for a more creamy soup.
This is also one of those recipes you can toss more stuff in! Corn, beans, peppers, etc.
Have fun with it and make it yours!!!
I also serve mine with a healthy sprinkling of chili powder on top!


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 c
    celelry, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
    rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried onions
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 6 c
    chicken broth
  • 4
    beef bouillon, cubes
  • 3
    large potatoes, chopped evenly
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 c
    velveeta, cubbed (can use cheddar cheese, shredded)
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream

How to Make Cowboy Chowder


  1. In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine over medium heat: cook and stir vegetables and beef , until beef is brown.
  2. Stir in garlic, onion powder, sage, fennel seed, pepper, basil and parsley. Add broth, bouillon, dried onion, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Melt the remainder of butter and stir in flour. Slowly add to soup mixture, stirring well.
  4. Gradually add milk to the soup, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Stir in cheese. When cheese is melted, add sour cream and heat through. Do not boil.

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About Cowboy Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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