Creamy potato and beef soup

    55 min

    A perfect soup that tastes like eating a cheeseburger! Beef mince is simmered with potatoes, carrots, onion, green pepper, chilli and cheese. Serve with crusty fresh bread.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 350ml water
    • 300g peeled potatoes, cubed
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons chopped green pepper
    • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, seeded and finely chopped or to taste
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cubes beef stock, crumbled
    • 450g minced beef
    • 600ml milk, divided
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 225g Kraft processed cheese slices, unwrapped and chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine water, potatoes, carrots, onion, pepper, chilli and garlic. Sprinkle salt and stock over the mixture. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
    2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain.
    3. Stir cooked beef and 450ml milk into the soup and heat through. Combine remaining 150ml milk with flour, stirring until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, 3 minutes.
    4. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until melted. Season with cayenne.

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    I am giving it 5 stars for this recipe with my alterations. I didn't have an jalapeno pepper ~ but did have a small can of green chilies, we don't like bell peppers, and never use processed American Cheese (is that unAmerican??) So I followed the recipe without the bell pepper, and used 1/2 a pound of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Then, upon serving, my husband and I garnished our bowls of soup with our desired amount of green chilies. That way our young daughters who do not have a palate for spicy didn't have to have it. Both girls loved it without the chilies, and my husband and I loved it with the chilies.  -  01 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We call this Spicy Cheeseburger soup and love it! It is great when the weather is cold and wet and really helps to warm you up. I would recommend this soup to everyone. Also, I usually crumble a few pieces of bacon on top to give it a bit more of a smoky flavor and my husbnad loves it. I use the low fat velveeta cheese and it makes the soup rich and creamy without all the added calories. So, if you want to try something different but awesome, then this is the soup for you. One more thing, you can increase or decrease the heat by adding or subtracting anywhere from 1/4t to 1t of cayenne pepper. I hope this helps, enjoy!  -  22 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! that really surprised me. Family loved it. I chopped up everything ahead of time (2 hours).I sliced the carrot instead of grating. Very tasty and so easy, I will definitly make it again and again. Thanks for the recipe./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////I had to add another review for this recipe WE love this recipe. Recently I tried it with chicken instead of ground beef and used chicken bouillon instead of the beef bouillon. It was GREAT!!!  -  08 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)