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Cheeseburger Stew #SundaySupper

You know the feeling you get when you wrap a warm  blanket around your shoulders and pull your feet up to the fireplace?  That is the feeling you get when you first bite into my Cheeseburger Stew. Warm and comfortable cheeseburger taste in a bowl!  This slimmed up version is difficult to differentiate from the full fat, high calorie version you find in diners, but it is much better for you!

When #SundaySupper asked us to make recipes using lean beef, this is one recipe that I love to use lean hamburger in.  You don't have to drain the fat from the burger which is a time saving step.  I never know what to do with that leftover fat, anyway!  With the wholesome goodness of carrots, onions and new potatoes, this soup leaves you feeling happy and satisfied.

This soup is outstanding at a tailgate party, or the SuperBowl, or any college game day football game. I usually have crackers, toast points, or sliced baguettes available for dipping.  Finished with your favorite, cold beer, it's a winner!

To make the "cheeseburger" part of the stew really stand out, we garnish our soup with ketchup, mustard and dill pickles.  Stir the garnish into the soup before eating.  It really tastes good!

Cheeseburger Stew

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 30
Ingredients (6 servings)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 carrots, chunked
  • 4 new potatoes, cut in fourths
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz low fat Velveeta
  • 3 T flour
  • 3 c lowfat milk
  • 1 T steak seasoning
  • ketchup, mustard and dill pickles for garnish
Brown beef in the bottom of a heavy Dutch oven. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and steak seasoning. Add 4 cups of water. Add carrots, potatoes, and onion. Bring to a boil and cook 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. In a separate pot, bring 3 cups of milk to a boil, reduce heat. Sprinkle 1 T of flour into milk and whisk thoroughly, continue with the remaining 2 T of flour. Cut cheese into cubes and add to milk, whisking until cheese melts. Pour cheese sauce into hamburger mixture. Heat thoroughly.
To serve: ladle soup into bowl. Squirt dollops of mustard and ketchup into the soup. Add 2 dill pickles to the top. Before eating, mix garnish into the bowl and eat.
Or: ladle soup into the bowl and add shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.
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  1. Oh my. That sounds delicious!! I made a Philly cheesesteak soup once. It was pretty darned good. I'll have to try this one, too.

  2. I have never thought to make a cheeseburger stew! I bet my kid would actually eat that. I do prefer lean ground beef over 80/20. The difference in calories is substantial. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

  3. These sounds tasty and easy to do! I'm trying to find good soups for snowy days, and this looks awesome.

  4. My husband would love this stew! And the time it takes to make is just right. I'll have to try it sometime soon! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love that you garnished this with ketchup/mustard/pickles. Genius!

  6. I love a good stew. This one would be great in clod weather like it is right now.

  7. I cannot believe I have never heard of this before. MY husband would love something like that definitely adding to my meal plan

  8. Looks so yum. I don't eat beef. So I will be passing this awesome recipe to my friends who do!

  9. I think hubby would even like this as long as I didn't garnish with the pickles! I wish the leaner meats were more expensive but I buy them anyway!

  10. This looks so yummy! I've never heard of it before. My boyfriend would love it as stew and cheeseburgers are two of his favourite things haha :)

  11. This is a brilliant idea! You creatively re-form the cheeseburger into a stew! It sounds delicious as well! Perfect dish for Winter time.

  12. This looks and sounds great! I definitely would like to try this out, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  13. We are having a game day party soon and this seems like a great soup to serve. What a unique treat to offer that many will enjoy!

  14. Hubby is going to love this! Thanks for a great new winter recipe.

  15. I've made this before and absolutely love it! I first learned how in my high school cooling class and it's been a favorite ever since!

  16. Mmmm... with this cold weather here in NYC a nice warm soup would be so delicious right about now :-) I love reading your food posts you always have delicious food!!

  17. This looks really good and I think my kids would actually eat it without a fight!

  18. Cheeseburger stew?! Wow I've never heard of that one. It looks and sound so yummy and warming. Would love to try this out.


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