Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
- May 27, 2017
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Lately, I have been utilizing my crockpot more and more. Crockpots are probably the greatest things (cooking wise) ever invented. I mean, you just throw everything into this big pot that cooks your entire meal for you. That means less cooking, less mess, less cleanup…. what’s not to love?
I think most people who don’t use their crockpot just don’t really know what all you can cook in there. I literally cook everything from soups, pastas, stews, ribs, desserts, EVERYTHING! And the food always turns out amazing.
This crockpot cheeseburger soup is SOOOOOO easy and yummy. I couldn’t believe I made a soup that tasted just like a cheeseburger! I am now obsessed with this, and it will become a staple in my soup collection. Cheeseburger soup is officially picky eater & kid approved… which is a win in my book 🙂
So I mentioned this was made in a crockpot, right? Here’s a little tip to make crockpot using EVEN EASIER….. wait for it…. wait for it….
I received my first set of crockpot liners from another awesome homemaker at our office Christmas party one year, and I will never go back to my peasant ways of washing my crockpot every time again! Thank you Melinda for showing me the ways of easy peasy cleanup, I’m forever grateful 😉
That’s why any crockpot recipe I post will NEVER look gorgeous… that liner isn’t meant to be pretty! My daddy always told me: it’s either a looker or a doer. And these liners are doer’s!
Tips For This Recipe
Use crockpot liners… duh.
I put red pepper flakes in my recipe, but it’s totally optional. It does make it pretty spicy since I use mild sausage & hamburger. But I like it spicy!
You can play around with the broth to milk ratio! I have used a whole carton of both to 1 cup of milk and it turned out just as amazing. The milk just adds an extra layer of creaminess and richness, and it also tames the spice.
Use whatever cheese you like! I’m obsessed with all cheese… so I use tons of different cheeses based off what I’m feeling that time. Pepper-jack is awesome in this and you can turn it into kind of a Tex-Mex cheeseburger soup. But if you want a plain ole cheeseburger taste… cheddar & Velveeta all the way!
You can add WHATEVER you like on a cheeseburger in this! You could add a can of diced tomatoes, Ro*tel, pickles, bacon (although I’ve found out the bacon can overpower the other flavors), onions, etc. If I were just making this for myself, I would FOR SURE add pickles & tomatoes to this recipe! But since this is picky eater & kid approved… I did not (because my hubby HATES pickles). I do add sweet relish to my bowl though and it’s heavenly!
- 5 red potatoes
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- 3 cups veggie broth
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound sausage
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 2 cups milk
- 16 oz. Velveeta
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- salt & pepper
- Peel & dice red potatoes.
- Shred carrots.
- Place potatoes, carrots, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes, and veggie broth, into crockpot and cook for 5 hours on low.
- After 5 hours, brown meat and season with a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
- Drain grease.
- Add meat, ketchup, mustard, milk, and cheese, to the crockpot and let cook on low for another hour.
- Add whatever toppings you like & enjoy!
- I dice my potatoes up kind of small. If you like bigger chunks, go right ahead!
- The red pepper flakes are optional because I like my food to be on the spicier side. I used mild sausage so it was probably good enough but I add red pepper flakes to everything.
- Instead of 3 cups broth & 2 cups milk, you could do the whole carton of broth & 1 cup of milk. I have tried that and it came out just as good, but I really like the extra creaminess the milk gives. And it helps cool down the spice.
- You can use whatever cheese you want, this is just the norm for me.
- You could also just do 2 pounds of hamburger, but I really love the flavor the sausage gives.
- Play around with the toppings! I usually add relish & sour cream to my bowl... and maybe a little bit more cheese.