Soups & Salads

Cheeseburger Paradise Soup


Posted: December 23

Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 14 servings

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Why would you ever amend your carnivorous habits when you could instead be enjoying Cheeseburger Paradise Soup? Every spoonful of this soup is like a cheeseburger in miniature form: beefy, cheesy, salty, and decadent. The broth is full and bursting with potatoes, giving you that ever-essential french-fry experience! Savory, salty, and rich, Cheeseburger Paradise Soup is a bowl of heaven on Earth with some onions!


Ingredients

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 small carrot, grated
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons jalapeño pepper, chopped and seeded
3 cups water
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
5 cups milk, not skim, divided
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (16-ounce) package processed cheese, cubed
bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional, for topping

Directions

Step 1

In a dutch oven on the stove-top, add the potatoes, carrot, onion, green pepper, jalapeño, water, beef bouillon granules, garlic, and pepper.

Step 2

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 3

Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer until the potatoes are tender, for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

In a large skillet on the stove-top, melt the butter over medium heat.

Step 5

Cook the beef and mushrooms in the butter until the meat is no longer pink.

Step 6

Drain the skillet of excess liquid.

Step 7

Add the beef and mushrooms to the soup in the dutch oven.

Step 8

Stir in 4 cups of the milk and let simmer until everything is heated through.

Step 9

In a small separate bowl, mix the remaining milk and the flour until smooth.

Step 10

Gradually add the milk mixture to the soup.

Step 11

Bring the soup to a boil.

Step 12

Once boiling, cook and stir the soup until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Step 13

Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cheese until melted.

Step 14

Serve hot and garnished with bacon bits.


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