Superhero Cheeseburger Soup
  • ¾ cup chopped onion (equals one medium sized onion, chopped)
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ to 1 pound ground beef, browned
  • 2 14.5 oz cans low sodium chicken broth (equals about 3 cups)
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2 cups yellow cheese, shredded (equals 8 oz diced cheese)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Brown ground beef, if you have not already done so.
  2. In Dutch oven or deep pan, saute' onion, celery and parsley flakes in 1 tablespoon of butter, until crispy tender, about 7 -10 minutes.
  3. Add broth, browned meat and potatoes to the Dutch oven. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in small skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add ¼ cup of flour until a thick paste forms. Whisk in milk about half a cup at a time and cook until thickened over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  5. Add milk and flour mixture to soup, again about half a cup at a time, mixing in well.
  6. Bring to boil and let boil about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve with a pinch of cheese on top.
  11. Makes 8 generous servings with approximately 300 calories and 23 grams of carbohydrates.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at