Cheesy Beef and Potato Soup

    50 min

    This is a delicious and hearty soup. Minced beef is simmered with onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, Cheddar and milk. Serve with crusty fresh bread, for lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 225g minced beef
    • 120g onion, chopped
    • 75g carrots, grated
    • 100g celery, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 60g butter, divided
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 625g potatoes, cubed
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 275g Cheddar cheese, cubed
    • 350ml milk
    • 4 tablespoons soured cream

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large pot, melt 15g butter over medium heat: cook and stir vegetables and beef, until beef is brown.
    2. Stir in basil and parsley. Add stock and potatoes. Bring to the boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
    3. Melt the remainder of butter and stir in flour. Add the milk, stirring until smooth.
    4. Gradually add milk mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to simmer. Stir in cheese. When cheese is melted, add soured cream and heat through. Do not boil.

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    I have made a lot of soups. This is by far my favourite. Its so gorgeous.  -  22 May 2014


    Because I commute 1 hour each way to work, I simplify this recipe. I also use more ground beef, 1#, I buy the cubed hash browned potatoes in the freezer section, along with the frozen diced onions. I use whole milk, and make this recipe as stated. I shave lots of time from assemblage with the 'easy' ingredients. Very hearty, creamy, filling on a cold winter's night. My family loves this, we have been making it for about 5 years now, I was surprised to find it on this site. To thicken this use potato flakes, it works great! The potato flakes make it a richer, thicker soup with substance.  -  13 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was okay (as it was written)...I am only giving it 3 stars because as it is written, I do not love it. But after changes were made it was a pretty good cold day soup. I did not use the celery or carrots, that is not on a cheeseburger. I used beef broth instead of chicken broth and the second time I made it I used velvetta instead of cheddar. Cheddar does not get that creamy when melted. I am going to try a pasta in it next time instead of the potatoes. All in all, good basis for a very filling soup.  -  23 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)