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Recipe for Cheeseburger Soup

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here is a family recipe for Cheeseburger Soup that’s hearty and filling. No one will leave hungry! 

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2 t dried basil
2 t dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups chicken broth
8 cups diced potatoes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups milk, divided
2 cups cubed Velveeta
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

  1. In a pot over medium high heat, brown beef while sautéing onion, celery, carrot, basil, and parsley.
  2. Add chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, covered. for 15- 20 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  3. Combine cornstarch and 1 cup milk in a small bowl, whisking together. Pour mixture into soup and stir while continuing to simmer.
  4. Add in cheeses, and stir until melted. Stir in the other 2 cups milk, and sour cream. Serve hot.