25 October 2010

sunday soup, cheeseburger in a bowl

We recently came into a small fortune of ground beef from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows, so expect to see a few more meaty recipes than you're used to around here.  (Big El Hombre, this one's for you.)

This isn't the most gourmet of soups, but I bet kids really like it and it sure does satisfy a certain type of craving.  I made some changes to the original recipe and have included them below.  It really does taste like cheeseburger in a bowl-- ground beef, cheese, onion, ketchup, mustard and even potatoes as a french fry stand-in.  You are supposed to serve it with a toasted bun and pickles, lettuce, tomato (cute, right?) but we didn't have those things and so served it straight up with thick slices of Farm Bread. 

Cheeseburger in a Bowl Soup
(adapted from Better Homes & Gardens)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp ketchip
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • green onions, for garnish
  1. In a 4-quart stock pot cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned.  Drain off fat, sprinkle flour on beef mixture and cook 2 more minutes.  Stir in stock and potatoes and bring to boiling.  Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, cheese, tomato paste, ketchup and mustard.  Cook and stir until cheese is melted, then stir in milk and heat through.  Garnish with scallions, if desired.


  1. This both looks and sounds yummy!
    Beef, onions, cheese - what could go wrong? :)

  2. I've been thinking of things to be grateful for now that autumn is upon us (instead of concentrating on all that's lost with the decrease in daylight hours) and yes, homemade soup is one of them! This sounds delishhh and I can't wait to try it.


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