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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.
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!
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.
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!
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).
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, Ingredients:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can Ro*tel, 10 ounces
- 2 cups chicken stock (here's how I make chicken stock!)
- 3 cups small cubed Russet potatoes (approximately one large potato)
- 8 ounces cubed American cheese
- optional: bread bowls (here's my favorite bread recipe!), green onion, jalapeno
Spicy Cheeseburer and Potato Soup, Directions:
- In soup pot, brown ground beef, drain and set aside.
- 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).
- Reincorporate ground beef and add cheese. Stir over medium/low heat until everything is incorporated and heated through.
- Serve in bread bowls and garnish with green onion or jalapeno. Enjoy!
|I was able to grab all our ingredients on a quick trip to Walmart!|