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Cheeseburger Soup

Course Soup
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns thawed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a deep pot; saute onion, celery, and parsley until slightly tender, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Brown ground beef.
  3. Add broth, ground beef, and hash browns to the pot. Cover and simmer on medium heat until hash browns are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a small skillet and add flour until it turns to a thick paste.
  5. Add 1/2 the milk at a time, whisking until combined. Cook over medium heat until it thickens, stirring frequently.
  6. Add 1/2 the flour mixture at a time to the pot; mix well.
  7. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  8. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve topped with shredded cheese.

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