Introduction: Cheeseburger Chowder
What's not to love about a soup that tastes like a burger? Particularly if it is served with sliced dill pickle and a nice hot sauce? This cheeseburger chowder is a real hit with kids of all ages.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups cubed red potatoes (about 2 cups)
- 2 cups water
- 1 sliced celery stalk
- 4 beef bouillon cubes
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- A 3.5 quart heavy dutch oven
Step 1: Brown Some Stuff
In the dutch oven, brown beef, onion, and celery over medium heat until onion and celery are soft and meat is thoroughly browned (about 7 minutes). Drain. Since the ground beef we use is very lean (we grind it ourselves), we simply use a paper towel to soak up any grease in the bottom of the pot.
Step 2: Potato Time
Add the potatoes, water, and bouillon to the pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.
Step 3: Thicken
In a small measuring cup, mix the flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Add this to the pot and stir. Cook at a boil and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Step 4: Milk Time
Stir in the remaining milk and allow to heat until bubbling.
Step 5: Cheese Time!
Add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve and enjoy!