I couldn't find a recipe online even close to what she had made. Everything I found had all kinds of non-cheeseburger stuff in it. Why on earth would you put carrots, celery and potatoes on your cheeseburger? This lady left all that out. She knew what she was doing! (except for the lettuce) LOL Who knows, one day I might get up the nerve to add the lettuce. Update: I made this again and this time I did add the lettuce just before I served it. The lettuce adds a whole other dimension to this soup. You have to try it with the lettuce!
I had to go and make my own version of this Cheeseburger Soup! I just worked from memory adjusting to compensate for what I had on hand. So, here is my version!
- 2 pounds super lean ground beef 97/3
- 2 pints (32 oz) chicken stock
- 1 1/2 pints half and half (I just used cream and water - 2:3 ratio)
- 3/4 block of Velveeta, cubed (she used a cheese sauce, like from a can)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 med - large tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 head of lettuce, chopped (I left this out, this time around)
- seasonings of choice (I used Montreal Steak. That's what I normally put on burgers)
- corn starch (she used a flour and water slurry)
Add your chicken stock, half and half and Velveeta. Let that cook until all the cheese is melted, but don't let it boil. Add your flour/water slurry at this point if you are using that instead of corn starch.
Add more seasoning if needed and turn the heat down to low. Cover and let cook until you are ready for supper. I let mine cook for 2 hours.
Add your diced tomatoes and lettuce, stir it in and serve.
(Just before serving, add the corn starch to thicken it if you didn't add the flour/water slurry in the beginning.)
Results: First of all, this made an entire stock pot full of soup! We have enough left over to feed an entire football team. LOL Next time I think I will cut the recipe in half. For now, I'll just try freezing some.
Secondly, this ROCKS! Pool Guy sopped up two and a half huge bowls of this with almost an entire loaf of crusty bread by himself. This definitely gets added to the list of must have soups and stews for fall and winter!
Sugar levels were fine after this meal. Good thing, we are having it again tonight. :D