Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup

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Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup



If you're looking at the pictures in this post and thinking, man that looks good... but do I really want to get up and make it?  Just stop.  Stop right there with that line of thought, pick yourself up and go to the kitchen.  Make this soup.  Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.  (Okay, if someone's gonna give you cash, maybe it's cool to grab that first).  But for real.  This Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup is where it's at.  Holy all that is yummy and good in the world, you want this soup.

When I was working on the recipe, I worried that it would be too cheesy and we'd end up with more of a cheeseburger sauce - which would be tasty for sure, but not at all what I was going for.  Fret not though, I feel pretty darn confident that we got the ratios spot on.  We being you, me, and the universe.  Of course.  Oh, also my taste testing husband who said "wow, this is spot on!"  Maybe not in those exact words, but you get the idea.





Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup



If you're groaning and thinking about that annoying "browning the meat part" you should use my favorite kitchen hack - making proteins ahead.  We shop in bulk and instead of shoving all the food in the freezer raw, I'll cook the whole lot of it ahead of time and then portion it into tupperware.  That way when I want to make something (like this ammmmmazing soup), I can just grab a container out of the freezer and get going.  Easy peasy!



Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup



We used Ro*tel to give this soup a little kick.  I adore Ro*tel for adding flavor to meals!  But if you've been here a while, you know that.  You could totally kick things up a notch with a few chopped fresh jalapenos, but this was just the right amount of heat for us.



Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup



I like Russet potatoes for this recipe because I feel like it gives a loaded baked potato feel (and P.S. I love loaded potatoes).  If you're partial to another type of spud though, don't be coy - try it out and let us know in the comments how it tasted!



Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe



American cheese is perfect in this because it melts beautifully, but if you can't find it in block form and don't want to unwrap all those singles, Velveeta works great too.  (Hint: our Walmart has the unwrapped American cheese right next to the wrapped ones, if you didn't know to look there, it would be easy to miss).



Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe



Bread bowls are unquestionably the best way to serve this soup.  I mean, it's a little tongue in cheek, right? What with it basically being a deconstructed cheeseburger.  But also (and most importantly) it's crazy delicious.  I grabbed these round bread loaves in the bakery section of Walmart and while the soup was on the stovetop, warmed them in the oven so they'd be crispy and perfect for service.  Ohhhhh, yes.



Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe



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Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup, Ingredients:





Spicy Cheeseburer and Potato Soup, Directions:


  1. In soup pot, brown ground beef, drain and set aside.
  2. Add Ro*tel and chicken stock to pot and bring to a simmer.  Add potatoes and cook covered, about ten minutes, until potatoes are done (check by piercing with a fork).
  3. Reincorporate ground beef and add cheese.  Stir over medium/low heat until everything is incorporated and heated through.
  4. Serve in bread bowls and garnish with green onion or jalapeno. Enjoy!




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Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe
I was able to grab all our ingredients on a quick trip to Walmart!

Spicy Cheeseburger and Potato Soup Recipe




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4 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of cheeseburgers! And you always have to have potatoes with it! I love this awesome spicy soup idea! It combines everything I love into an easy dish! And warming up the bread bowls before adding the soup is just brilliant! Why have I never thought of that before? #client

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  2. Hi! This looks great, but do you think it would work with a non processed cheese? There is something about American Cheese that my tummy just does not like. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    1. absolutely! just make sure you don't overheat after adding the cheese (make it hot, but don't boil), and you should be fine! :-)

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    2. So I can use any soft cheese? Awesome!! thanks!

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