The food: It’s always handy to have some recipes in your back pocket for those nights when it seems there’s nothing in the house to eat. This cheeseburger soup is a great example. It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover ground beef, and it comes together so quickly that you can make it and eat it in less than half an hour. Plus, you get protein and veggies (along with cheese, because cheese makes everything better). Cheeseburger soup isn’t glamorous, but it’s easy, quick, and sure to please picky palates that would rather visit the golden arches than eat a home-cooked meal.
The music: During a music-filled road trip a couple of years ago, my friend Megan and I decided we should evaluate future boyfriends on just one criteria—does he like Phil Collins? Those who don’t should be kicked to the curb. Phil’s a genius and 1985’s “No Jacket Required” is a classic. Imagine my horror, then, to learn the man of my dreams hates Phil Collins—I mean loathes and wishes ill will upon. Lucky for him, I gave my man a pass on this obvious shortcoming (don’t tell Megan), and wait until he’s not around to listen to Phil. This LP kicks off with its biggest hit (and my least favorite song on the album), “Sussudio.” You can make this soup before Side 1 wraps, and then eat while listening to Side 2, which is bookended by big hits—”Don’t Lose My Number” and (my favorite) “Take Me Home.”
Want another easy soup recipe? Try my Butternut Squash Soup, too.
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1 tsp. garlic
- 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. basil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp. butter, softened
- 1/8 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Brown the ground beef.
- Add garlic and carrots. Cook 2-4 minutes. Add onion, celery, salt, pepper, basil, and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, until vegetables are softened.
- Add butter. Stir in flour slowly, so it doesn't clump. Add milk cheese.
That looks good! With all of the snow on the ground and the below zero wind chills, I could really go for a bowl of soup right now!
Thanks for reading and commenting, Carlee! There’s nothing better than soup in the winter. Becky
This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it!
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This is what I will be making for dinner tomorrow. I really look forward to your posts and yiu can usually bet I will be making most of your recipes within the week I see them.
This sounds really nice!
Cheeseburger Soup-what a great idea! And about Phil Collins,- he is brilliant. So I am with you there. As for the new fellow, I say you are right to give him a pass on his taste in music. After all, no one is perfect!
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Thanks, Adri! Thank you for reading and commenting. I am keeping the fellow (and, honestly, I’m the lucky one!), but I appreciate that you agree about Phil 🙂 Becky
This looks really good! Could use a big bowl on it about now. Thanks for sharing!
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Yum! I love a fast, easy, delicious dinner. Thanks for the recipe. I’m glad I found you on the Funky Polkadot Giraffe Link Party.
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This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up on Best of the Blogosphere.
This sounds fantastic! I love a creamy, comforting soup like this on weekends when it is this cold out. It definitely soothes the soul. My mom happens to be one of the biggest Phil Collins fans I know so I am very well familiar with his music. Another great post, Becky 🙂
Sounds yummy! And I LOVE Phil Collins. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning 🙂
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Thanks, Joy! I’m glad to know I’m not the only Phil fan 🙂 Becky
Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls
Recipes that can use up leftovers are great. The idea of cheeseburger soup is really interesting….and I have those nights where I don’t know what to have quite often, so this recipe may be added into the mix! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!
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