I really wanted a cheeseburger but it was too cold to go outside and cook on the grill.
Therefore another soup was made indoors.
It is good but does need the condiments as garnish to make it better.
One pound of lean hamburger meat
One medium chopped onion
One tablespoon oil
2 stalks of diced celery including the leaves
3 diced carrots
4 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Two bouillon cubes instead of the salt
4 cubed potatoes
One cup of half and half
2 cups cheddar cheese
6 slices American cheese
Mandatory garnish includes;
One to two tablespoons ketchup
Two diced dill pickles. I love the sweet and spicy flavor.
One to two tablespoons diced onion
One teaspoon yellow or spicy mustard
Three diced grape tomatoes.
One slice of crumbled cooked bacon
Brown the hamburger and onion
Drain the fat
Take it out of the pan and set aside
Heat the oil and add the celery and carrots and cook till soft
Add the basil, pepper, potatoes, beef broth and bouillon cubes
Cook till the potatoes are soft
Add the beef and onion mixture
Cook on medium for five minutes
Add the half and half and continue to cook for another five minutes
Add the cheese on low heat
Keep the soup warm till you are ready to serve
The soup should thicken up with the potatoes and milk
Spoon into a bowl and top with the garnish
If you take a little garnish in your spoon of soup it takes just like a cheeseburger.
I also added fresh parsley in the soup just to eat something green.
I was satisfied and didn’t have to freeze outside grilling.