Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cheeseburger Soup


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...About a year ago, I featured a recipe for a  soup that actually tasted like a loaded baked potato. That recipe can be found here. I was pleased with the soup, so it seemed only natural that I also try a  recipe for a cheeseburger soup that was popular at the time. Everyone making it thought its flavors resembled those of a cheeseburger and I was curious to hear what  verdict my homies would return. As it turned out, they liked it, so I made it again for their lunch today. Now, I must be honest with you. I suspect this soup is a guy thing. I certainly was not impressed by it, mainly because I thought the mustard used in its preparation  overwhelmed the other flavors in the soup. Not so my gentlemen, who, to a man, raved about it and thought the mustard is what actually made the soup a standout. While I can't give the soup a rave review, the fact that so many liked it makes it feature fodder. I would caution you to add the mustard gradually and taste as you go. Hopefully, I haven't scared all of you away and at least some are brave enough to give the recipe a try. Here is how the soup is made.


Cheeseburger Soup...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion (from 1 medium-sized onion)
1/2 cup chopped celery (from 1 stalk)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Two 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium beef broth
2 medium-sized potatoes, chopped coarsely
One 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
One 8-ounce package shredded Cheddar and American cheese blend (2 cups)
One 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/4 cup ketchup
1 to 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 cup whole milk
6 cocktail buns or brown-and-serve rolls, split
1 tablespoon butter, melted, or olive oil
Assorted condiments, such as pickles, onions, lettuce, mustard, and/or ketchup, for serving (optional)

Directions:
1) In a large pot, cook beef, onion, celery, and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned and vegetables are tender; drain fat. Sprinkle flour on beef mixture. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, for 10 minutes.
2) Stir in tomatoes, cheese, tomato paste, ketchup, and mustard. Cook and stir until soup comes to a gentle boil. Stir in milk and heat through.
3) Preheat broiler. Place split buns, split sides up, on a broiler pan. Brush with melted butter or olive oil. Broil 4-5 inches from the heat until golden, for about 1 minute. Serve soup with toasted buns and top with condiments. Yield: 4 to6 servings.

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15 comments:

Ginny said...

It does look just delicious, and a real man's soup!! But I would also love it.

Foodycat said...

I think it sounds really tasty! When the weather cools down a little I will give it a go.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I think the soup sounds great Mary! I made something similar for the first time last year and while I wouldn't want to eat it often, it's a great Friday lunch treat every once in a while:@)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

There's just something about mustard (and ketchup) that is a guy thing. I put too much mustard on my burger at a diner the other day and said so to to my husband. He took a bite and declared it to be perfect. So your point is correct Mary (in my family at least) about guys and mustard.

Have a lovely weekend.
Sam

Kim G. said...

I suspect my man would love it too;)

Jenn S said...

I have a similar recipe for a cheeseburger soup that I had put off for a while now because of the use of mustard!! lol Sort of glad I waited. At least now I know to add a little at a time :) It sure does look delicious!

From the Kitchen said...

I had seen many baked potato soup recipes and never clipped one. When you posted your's, I tried it and we loved it. This one I'll have to think about since I'm a hamburger purist. No cheese for me. Mustard, raw onion and dill pickles only.

Best,
Bonnie

David said...

Mary, I've had cheeseburger soup in a restaurant...and I really liked it! I don't recall a mustard taste though, which is good since I'm more of a ketchup guy. This is clearly a guy's type of soup though... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Linda A. Thompson-Ditch said...

Mary, this is the first cheeseburger soup recipe I've seen that I thought I would like, and I suspect my picky eater husband would like it, too. I just printed it off. Can't wait to give it a go!

Priya Suresh said...

Cheeseburger soup,am hearing for the first time..Wow makes me drool.

Catherine said...

Dear Mary, This is my kind of soup!! I would love this with thick crusty bread. Blessings dearest and hugs, Catherine xo

AllThingsYummy said...

Looks delicious.

Rambling Tart said...

It sounds like a good, bloke soup for sure. :-) I know Bear would love it. :-)

~~louise~~ said...

I actually think I would like the mustard in this soup Mary. Although, I can still remember the first time they put mustard on my hamburger at one of those fast food place. Boy was I surprised and not a happy camper.

I can't wait to be able to get back into cooking in the kitchen. Soup is a big hit around here and even marion would like this one!

Thanks for sharing...

JG said...

I always add Ketchup & Mustard on my cheeseburgers, Mary, so this soup sounds very good!
~Judy

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