Cheeseburger Soup

4 Feb

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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.

 

 

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