Cheeseburger Soup - update!!


We had this for dinner last night and it was delicious!
Wesley and Paul ate an enormous amount of it and Judah and I each had a serving - and there was nothing left for leftovers!!

So here is what I did:

Cook 1.5lbs of ground beef with a bunch of seasonings and Worcester sauce. The seasonings were all ones I normally add to hamburgers - salt, pepper, onion, garlic, Italian, dry mustard and I think that was it. You can't really go wrong with adding your favorite burger seasonings though :) Oh wait! I have "french fry seasoning" and I added that too. Not sure what all is in it as it's a premixed seasoning and I didn't read the label.

Once the ground beef was cooked I put it in the bottom of the crock pot and added milk and plain yogurt - when looking up how to make Cheeseburger Soup I saw that a few recipes said to use milk and sour cream - I didn't have sour cream so used yogurt.

I sprinkled in a few more seasonings. And then some raw onions.

Then I put a bag of frozen french fries on top - the fries weren't soaking in the liquid, they were resting on top of it on the meat - make sense? I think they'd of been nasty and soggy if the fries had been submerged in the liquid.

The fries I used were Battered Fries - they're a thicker cut, as you can see in the picture, and they were SO yummy!

I set the crock-pot on low and set the timer for 6 hours.

I dished it into bowls, layering deli-cut Muenster cheese and a scoop of the soup.
It would work just as well with thin cut Cheddar, but that was the only cheese I had on hand!

When I was about 11 years old one of my friends moms served Cheeseburger Soup for lunch one Sunday afternoon. It was amazing and even though I only ever had it once it has stood out in my mind for the past 13 years as being one of the best soups ever.

I decided today to make my own version of Cheeseburger Soup.

It is in the crockpot cooking right now and in about 6 hours I'll be able to tell you if it was a flop or success. I'm hoping for a success. But I totally winged it. And sometimes winging it doesn't end up tasting as good as it sounds in my head.

Like instead of using potatoes, which was in my friends mom's recipe, I used french fries. It sounds good, but I'm not sure how they'll do in a crockpot!
If it fails I'll have to write and ask my friend for her moms recipe - I'm just worried it won't be as good as I remember it being.


Keetha Broyles said...

I've heard of cheeseburger soup, and I'm curious. SO - - - if you get this perfected or if you get your friend's recipe, PLEASE post it!

Erin said...

Anxiously awaiting your recipe. SOunds Yummy!!

mum said...

Jess, we used to make it all the time, how could you forget??? We even served it the night all the home school girls were here for your C'mas party. Or am I going crazy???
Who's mother are you referring to? Esther?
love you...

Jessica said...

Ooh.....that sounds really good! Can't wait to hear how it went!

Kristin said...

Sounds yummy...share the recipe when you're finished please!

Wanted to tell you that every time I read your blog and Helen sees a picture of your boys she says, "oh, my friends." So, tell Judah and Wesley hi from Helen.

Jessica Morris said...

Mum - I remember you making hamburger soup, but it was more just using hamburger than trying to make the soup taste like hamburgers... but maybe I am just forgetting. How weird is that?!

It was at the Beange's that I had it.

Sis said...

Nope, we've had it tons growing up. I think Mum even made it a couple months ago... But then, I don't know who's mum made it because according to your mum we have different mums...

mum said...

I think I'll disown the two of you... This mother certainly served cheeseburger soup to her family in the past 14-15 years! Many times!! And it had cheese in it!!

And Jessica, I think I gave the Beanges my recipe...never again!

Paul Morris said...

HAHA! I love my family!

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