I know...sounds like a fastfood commercial, right? Yet, fastfood is a large part of today's diets. Hamburgers, french fries, tacos...so many choices, yet so little REAL variety. Face it...a fastfood hamburger from one place tastes pretty much like one from another. It gets a tad boring after a while, doesn't it?
So why not make a hamburger with an entirely new face? Make one where everyone who tastes it will be exclaiming "WOW"!! Wondering how to do that? By not making a hamburger, that's how. Instead, make soup.
I know...you are probably thinking I've flipped my gourd at this point. How can you take a solid thing like a hamburger, and make soup...and have it taste GOOD?? Well folks...I have a fantastic solution that will leave your family begging for more!! All American Cheeseburger Soup!!
1 pound ground beef (chuck, sirloin...your choice)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 14oz cans beef broth (low sodium works fine)
2 medium potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and cut in 1/2" cubes
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded American cheese
1 6oz can tomato paste
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 cup whole milk
6 brown n serve dinner rolls, split and toasted*
Assorted condiments (dill pickles, onions, lettuce, mustard, and/or ketchup)
In a large pot cook beef, onion, celery, and garlic over medium heat until meat browns and vegetables are tender; drain fat. Sprinkle flour on beef mixture; cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth and potatoes. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in tomatoes, cheese, tomato paste, ketchup, and mustard. Cook, stirring, until soup comes to a gentle boil. Stir in milk; heat through. Serve with toasted rolls and top with your choice of condiments. Makes 6 main-dish servings.
*To toast rolls, preheat your broiler. Split rolls in half; place, split side up, on a broiler pan. Brush with a little melted butter, and broil 4-5 inches below the heat for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.
There you are folks...takes only about 25 minutes to make, but it's sure to please!! It's also VERY easy to double the recipe, and once you've tried it, I'm sure you'll plan on having leftovers next time. ENJOY!!!