Cheeseburger Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 35 min 6
Cheeseburger Soup
Health Highlights


454 gm Beef, ground, extra lean
1 large White onion (or 2 medium, diced)
3 medium stalk(s) Celery (3-4 stalks, diced)
4 medium Carrots (diced)
908 gm Potato (about 6 medium, unpeeled, diced - can use turnips)
2 clove(s) Garlic (2-4 cloves, minced or 1/4-1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
1 tsp Sea Salt (1-2 tsp., to taste)
1 dash Black pepper (1/8-1/2 tsp., to taste)
1 can(s) (15 oz) Red kidney beans, canned, drained (can use home-cooked kidney or white beans or cooked lentils)
8 cup Beef broth (stock), low-sodium (4-8 cups - see note below)
1/3 cup Tomato sauce, canned (or 2 tbsp. tomato paste)
1/2 tbsp Honey, raw (1/2-1 tbsp. honey or molasses, optional)
1/4 cup Yellow mustard
1 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese, sharp (1-2 cup)


1. Crush garlic and allow it to sit to activate its health benefits.

2. In a large pot, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions and celery and cook until translucent.

3. As you chop them, add the carrots and potatoes/turnips, then stir in the crushed garlic, salt and pepper.

4. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring often.

5. Add the beans or lentils, stock, and tomato sauce/paste.

6. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

7. Stir in optional sweetener and mustard; taste to see if more salt is needed.

8. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese until it is melted. (It's okay to leave the heat on if you need to keep the soup warm to serve).

9. Serve with chopped dill pickles, cooked and crumbled bacon, additional shredded cheese, sour cream, and any other “burger” toppings you enjoy, like raw onion, green olives, mushrooms, avocado, etc.



With only 4 cups broth, the soup will be thick, very much a “stoup.” If you add any of the optional add-ins, you'll need at least 6 cups broth, and it will still be very thick.

Goes great with biscuits or homemade rolls (why not homemade hamburger buns?).

Optional add-ins:

2 c. cooked brown rice
chopped broccoli
shredded zucchini
sautéed mushrooms

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 383
Calories from fat 98
Calories from saturated fat 48
Total Fat 10.9 g
Saturated Fat 5.3 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 1648 mg
Potassium 1328 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
Sugars 7.5 g
Protein 35 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.5
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 3.9

Energy sources