Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
Yield
Makes 12 cups

This kid-friendly recipe is the soup version of a cheeseburger and fries with ground beef, cheese, and diced potatoes all in flavorful, hearty broth.  Have a bottle of hot sauce handy for adult party guests to heat up their soup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat about 3 minutes, stirring until meat crumbles. Add onion and next 4 ingredients, and sauté 4 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Drain well. Return beef mixture to Dutch oven.

Step 2

Stir in chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Step 3

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Gradually stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until flour is lightly browned. Whisk flour mixture into simmering beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until thickened.

Step 4

Whisk in cheese and next 3 ingredients just until cheese melts. Serve with Easy Breadsticks, if desired.

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