Lunch / Dinner
Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup
This fun-filled soup has everything going for it — cheeseburger flavor without firing up the grill! Be prepared for this dish to become a regular request.
Be sure to brown the ground beef before adding it to the slow cooker. Browning helps keep the meat from clumping and adds extra flavor.
Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add sirloin; cook until meat begins to brown. Stir in onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and basil; cook 5 minutes.
Add flour, stirring to coat meat; cook 1 minute. Stir in milk until mixture is smooth. Bring mixture to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Transfer soup to a 3- to 4-qt. slow cooker.
Stir in broth and potatoes. Cover soup; cook until potatoes are tender, on low-heat setting for 3–4 hours.
Add Cheddar just before serving, stirring until cheese melts. Season soup with salt and pepper; garnish each serving with ketchup, mustard, and pickles.
Brown the ground beef in butter, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, then add vegetables.
Stir in the flour; cook 1 minute to remove the raw taste and to coat the meat and vegetables.
Add cheese at the end of cooking time so it doesn’t curdle. Mild Cheddar and American work, too.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 36%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 107mg 35%
Sodium 403mg 16%
Carbs 26g 8%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.