45 minutes serves 6-8
How do you take your burger? Well-done? In a bowl? This delicious cheeseburger soup is the warm and hearty solution to your burger craving. Dig in!
- 1 pound Pre Brands Ground Beef
(85% or 92% lean)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2-4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 5 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
- ¼ cup flour
- 4 cups beef, chicken, or vegetable stock
- 2 potatoes cut into short, thick sticks
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup half-n-half
- Salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste
- Sesame Seed Bun Croutons (instructions below)
- Dill pickles, chopped
- Purple onion, chopped
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Fresh parsley
- Cook ground beef over medium-high heat in a dutch oven or stock pot until very well browned, 10-12 minutes. Be sure most moisture has evaporated and beef is beginning to brown the bottom of the pot - that’s where the beefy flavor is!
- Remove ground beef to a bowl and set aside. Leave any fat in the pot.
- Add onion to pot and saute, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown around the edges, 5-7 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add a tablespoon of oil if the pan starts to look dry.
- Add garlic and seasonings. Stir to toast, appx 2 minutes.
- Add flour and stir to combine. This will become a thick, pasty consistency - almost like a ‘roux’.
- Gradually, in ¼-½ cup increments, add stock. Stir between additions to incorporate liquid into the flour-fat mixture.
- Add potatoes and mustard and stir to combine. Cover and simmer, stirring often, 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are beginning to soften. Test one with a spoon before moving on. Stir in ¼-½ cup stock or water if it starts to feel too thick.
- Add browned ground beef back into the pot and simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
- Add half and half and grated cheese gradually - alternating between the two in small increments. Fully incorporate each addition into the stew - this will help prevent ‘breaking’ or the fat from separating from the rest of the soup.
- Taste and add salt, pepper, and hot sauce to your liking.
- Serve warm with all the cheeseburger garnish you can handle. Don’t skip the pickles or sesame seed bun croutons - they’re critical!
- Sesame Seed Bun Croutons:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut buns into large chunks.
3. Place chunks on a baking sheet and drizzle generously with oil.
4. Bake 8-10 minutes, tossing once, or until golden brown around the edges, but still chewy in the middle.