Friday, February 18, 2011

Cheeseburger Soup

This soup came to life after watching an episode of Triple D (Diners, Drive ins and Dives).  There's just something about taking classic American food & turning it into something unique, like a soup that people just love.  It's like it doubles the comfort level.  And this soup quickly became one of favorites and one of the most requested recipes that I have to this day.  Here's a secret to reduce some of the calories, without losing flavor: we use ground turkey in place of ground beef & then amp up the flavor by adding worcestershire sauce & it totally works GREAT!!  But feel free to use whatever you like, make it your own & enjoy!!!         

1 pound ground turkey
2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil 
1 large onion, chopped 
2 cloves garlic, grated 
5oz spinach 
dash worcestershire 
1 quart chicken stock 
8 ounces Velveeta cheese 
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 tablespoons butter 
1/3 cup flour 
2 cups milk 
dash cayenne
salt and pepper, to taste

In a skillet, over medium high heat add olive and brown ground beef & onion.  Add the chicken broth, spinach & Velveeta cheese. Stir continuously until cheese is melted. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and set aside.  In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk & cayenne. Continue stirring until roux thickens and begins to bubble slightly.  Add roux into the soup & whisk til well blended. Add salt, pepper & worcestershire to taste. Simmer for 30 mins, to allow it to thicken.

Serves 6 to 8


  1. This sounds delicious, I wonder if if tomatoes would work in this recipe?

  2. Thanks, Charlotte!!! Tomatoes would be great...unfortunately they don't like me or they would have been in there ;)


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