Cheeseburger Soup Recipe: This is absolutely my favorite soup to make. It is rich, hearty, filling and best when served with hot crusty bread.
2 pounds hamburger (we used Thousand Hills antibiotic free)
10 medium potatoes cubed
1 large onion diced
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 1/2 cups celery diced
2 large containers of chicken stock
16oz of Velveeta Cheese
2 cups of milk
1 stick butter
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon basil
In large frying pan brown your 2lbs. of hamburger, drain and set aside.
In a large soup pot melt 1 tablespoon of butter and then saute onions, celery, carrots and basil until tender. Add potatoes and hamburger then cover with chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover, simmering until the potatoes are at your desired tenderness.
In a small skillet melt 1/2 cup butter then add 1/2 cup flour. Continually whisk until the mixture is bubbling. Pour into soup pot and bring the soup back to a boil. Stirring for several minutes to thicken the soup. Reduce heat to low.
Add milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until the cheese is completely melted.
Remove from heat and serve. We garnished our soup with a spoonful of sour cream and some shredded cheddar cheese.
10-12 servings depending on how big of a bowl you use.