Extra Thick Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup

This is a great tasting extra thick Cheeseburger Soup that will become a great addition to your cold-weather rotation. A "stick to your bones" type of soup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

Part one

  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 rib celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley optional
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil optional

Part two

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 tablespoons butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound cheese of choice Velveeta for me

Instructions

  • Peel and chop 3-4 medium potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes to make 3-4 cups. Peel and shred 2 medium carrots and chop one small onion and one stalk (rib) of celery.
  • Add veggies to larger crock pot. Add 2 cups low sodium chicken broth. Optionally add one teaspoon dry parsley and 1 teaspoon basil. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • At 4 hours, brown 1 pound of ground beef. Drain the beef and add to the crock pot.
  • Wipe out pan. Melt one stick  (8 tablespoons) butter. Add 1/2 cup flour, whisk for several minutes until changing color slightly. Add 2 1/2 cup milk. Whisk continuously for a few minutes while adding 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Add to crock pot and mix well. Add 1 pound cheese of choice. Velveeta for me. Cook one additional hour on HIGH.
  • Top the way you would your cheeseburger. I love some bacon, tomato and pickle. 

Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. As written, this needs a larger crock pot of 6 qt or more. A half recipe would fit in a 3 qt. crock pot.
  2. Use the cheese of your choice.
  3. This is good in the refigerator for 3-4 days and will freeze well for 3-4 months.
  4. If you want a somewhat thinner more soup like result, the cut the butter and flour in half.
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Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3300IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.3mg