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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.6
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.0 mg
  • Sodium: 72.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

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Cheeseburger Soup

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Cheeseburger Soup

Introduction

A hearty, healthier take on an iconic American meal. A hearty, healthier take on an iconic American meal.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    8 ounces extra lean ground beef (95/5 or higher)
    2 teaspoons canola oil
    1 large onion, diced
    3 large carrots, diced
    2 ribs celery, diced
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    pinch cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
    4 cups homemade chicken stock (or no-sodium stock)
    1 baking potato, peeled and diced
    3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup reduced-fat evaporated milk
    1/4 cup shredded lettuce
    2 Roma tomatoes, diced

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I took one look at the ingredient list (1/2 pound processed cheese!) and the nutrition info (almost 1/2 day's worth of salt in every serving), and I knew I had to make over this soup.
You could eat a McDonald's cheeseburger and small fries for just about the same amount of calories!


Directions

In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef. Once cooked, set aside.
While the meat is cooking, place a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add the oil, then add the onion, carrots and celery. Cook the vegetables for 10 minutes, then add the spices and flour, and cook another two minutes, stirring often. Slowly add the stock, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove the soup from heat and puree, using an immersion blender or a food processor. Return the soup to the saucepan, then add the potato, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the cheese, beef, and evaporated milk; cook another 2 minutes.

Ladle soup into bowls, and top with the lettuce and tomato.


Serving Size: 4 one cup servings

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  • Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Chef Meg, could you please recalculate the nutritional value of this soup? When I checked the "nutritional breakdown by ingredient", I saw that you forgot to include the cheese! That's really going to change the fat grams and calories per serving! - 3/2/13

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! It really does taste like cheeseburger especially with the lettuce on top. My kids were amazed at how they didn't taste any carrot or celery. There is only one thing I will do different next time I cook it. I will precook the potatoes. - 1/10/12

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I make a soup similar to this, but without the cheese, milk or flour. I cook butternut squash separately, drain it, leaving a little water, then mash it down and add that all back to the soup. It makes a wonderful thickener without the calories of the flour or milk. - 4/2/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was really good-I used about 3/4 of a cup of milk total but followed the rest of the recipe as it. I've made the original cheeseburger soup recipe-the whole family liked this version better. - 1/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My teenager didn't care for this said it didn't taste anything like a cheeseburger...and while I wouldn't say it tastes like a big mac I absolutely loved this soup! I did precook the potatoes before adding to the soup which saved on cooking time. Thanks Chef Meg..for this quick and easy recipe! - 1/18/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Would be better with turkey - I don't eat beef anymore but going to try this over the weekend - 9/11/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but what do you do with the flour? I'm going on a limb and say that it will be used as a thickener... but... - 9/11/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Are you thickening the soup with the whole wheat flour when the spices are added before adding the stock? I don't see that ingredient referenced in the directions. - 9/11/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    When you add the counts for 2% cheddar and evaporated milk the increases I found are: Calories +80, Fat +4.8, Sat. Fat +3, Cholesterol +17.5, Sodium +197.5, Potassium +50, Carbs +1.5 and Protein +6.3. Good soup, but not sure if the extra calories and fat fit my meal plan.


    - 2/10/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have noticed a trend with Chef Megs recipes where the calorie count is listed lower than the ingredient list actually amounts to. I ALWAYS double check any recipe from Chef Meg. I eat 100-1200 calories a day and a 200 calorie difference is huge for me. - 12/2/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    There are also no calories in the calculations for the evaporated milk.
    - 5/20/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    There is 360 calories of 75% reduced fat cheddar in the calories count. I never bothered to look for the 50 % That will be much higher still.
    It is in mm tracker so I will make a note on VERIFY. Pat in maine. - 5/20/13

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Beef, cheese, evaporated milk, 4 cups of chicken stock...this sounds like a very acidic and high cholesterol meal. I would suggest avoiding the GMO canola oil as well. - 1/16/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Here is what you do with the flour. In the directions it says... Cook the vegetables over moderate low heat for 10 minutes, then add the spices and FLOUR, and cook another two minutes, stirring often. - 12/31/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! I added frozen veggies at the end for more substance and I did put more cayenne pepper (by mistake, I thought I had to add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne) but we like spicy and it was not too hot. Oh and I didn't add any flour - it was not in the directions so I missed it. - 10/9/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did anybody figure out what to do with the flour? I had the same question as other posters, but otherwise this looks like a must-try! - 9/11/12

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  • Soup was delicious! My family isn't really into puréed, creamy soups, so I actually left everything whole and just added the cheese on top of the soup in our bowls, controlling the cheese amount. The potatoes also need to cook for a lot longer than the recipe states. - 3/17/14

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  • This soup tastes good! It has become a family favorite and we have it pretty often now. - 3/8/14

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  • Tried the original & felt it needed more flavor so I used a full lb of ground beef because we like it beefy & added 2 cloves of garlic with the onion. Omitted the celery but added 1/2 t celery seed, a pinch of cumin, & 2 t chili powder to the spices and didn't puree it- just served it chunky. YUM! - 12/28/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks so fabulous. I love cheeseburgers but stay away from them because of the fat and cholesterol. I have a pound of grass fed beef in my freezer. After I am done with my 10 day juice fast, I think I will make this one! looking forward to it! - 5/20/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Suebeedo is right, there's no cheese included in the nutrition analysis. Also, 1T. wheat flour is not adding much fiber & is not a good thickener. I would use Healthy Request Cheddar Cheese soup concentrate instead of flour & cheese-it doesn't add much more sodium & a lot less fat than 2% cheese. - 5/20/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I sometimes substitute cooked whole wheat elbow macaroni for the potato. Yum - Macaroni and Cheese Soup! - 5/20/13

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  • I am not quite sure what this tastes like, but it is really good! I am pleased with the results. I will make this again - I also got more than 4 cups out of this? I got closer to 5 1/2 - 5/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am so making this this weekend! - 4/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds filling, great to take for lunch. Will make it for the soup kitchen too, with more potatoes and cheese to keep the people full. - 4/2/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will make it with ground turkey instead of beef. - 4/2/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a recipe my Grandkids would love that is also good for them. Will be trying very soon - 4/2/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this with Morning Star Farms crumbles - 4/2/13

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  • Thank you Chef Meg. It was thin but tasted great!! Will make it again but need to figure out how to thicken it a bit more without adding many more calories. - 2/4/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    pretty neat with lettuce - 2/3/13

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  • very good. potatoes need to cook for longer than ten minutes & we switched to yukon golds. I used parmesan & colby cheese and shredded cabbage instead of lettuce - 2/3/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    pretty good. It made a very hearty meal and even the kids ate it, and they don't like soup much. We all topped it our own custom way and it was great! - 10/22/12

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  • Very Good - 10/16/12

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  • This was good, but I must say it wasn't too reminiscent of a cheeseburger to me. Still, I have no complaints--it made a warm, filling meal for a cool Fall night in. Plus, despite my dislike of carrots they were completely indistinguishable from the other flavors in this soup! Plus, leftovers! - 9/24/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can this recipe be used in a slow cooker? how would i translate the recipe for that? - 9/20/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and healthy - I added Italian seasoning and cooked the potato in the microwave first. - 9/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Time to make over my recipe! - 9/11/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks good! - 9/6/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds and looks delicious. Will make it today. Thank you - 2/4/12

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