Cheeseburger Soup




While watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, I heard about a somewhat bizarre dish called "Cheeseburger Soup", and after hearing customers rave about it, I felt slightly more confident in my curiosity to make something with such a name.

Let me tell you that it's weird and wonderful at the same time.

And it's super simple!

All you need is:
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (12 oz)
  • 2 cans of condensed cheese soup
  • 2 cans worth of milk
  • Shredded cabbage
Note:  I used one can of regular cheese soup and one can of nacho cheese soup.

Note:  While I'm using shredded cabbage because there aren't enough recipes with it, please feel free to use shredded chard, kale, fresh spinach, etc.  Basically anything that'll maintain some crunch when hot.

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Step 1: Cook Onion and Beef

Cook onion and brown beef.

Drain off any excess grease.

Step 2: Tomatoes

Drain can of tomatoes and add to the pot.

Step 3: Cheese

Add both cans of condensed cheese soup and thin with equal amounts of milk.  Alternatively, you can use Velveeta and milk.

Keep on the burner until bubbling hot.

Serve in bowls and top with fresh shredded cabbage as shown in the intro.

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    5 years ago

    I add dill to mine lol, and a touch of vinegar. I love the briny/dilly taste if pickle in mine ^_^

    1 reply

    when you cook the onion with the beaf at the same time, what is the texture of onions when ready to serve? Oh, what type of onion?


    1 reply

    They cook down well with everything else by the end of it and add a delicious onion flavor to the mix. Normally I'd precook onions for such a quick recipe, but because of the beef cooking time, it all works out. If you're at all worried about them being crisp, throw them in the microwave for roughly 30-60 seconds until slightly translucent and then add them.

    And it's a white onion. :)

    This is potentially unhelpful, but it tastes exactly how you might imagine Cheeseburger Soup would taste.

    Minus the dill pickle. :P