How to Make Cheesy Hamburger Soup + VIDEO

I have been upping my soup game more these past few weeks, as I am cooking way more than usual and depleting my freezer stash super fast. Anyone else feel immense joy when stocking their freezer full?

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I regularly prepare recipes for the sole purpose of “feeding my freezer”, and this hamburger soup is one for the books! It is super flavorful and filling, minimal effort required, and you can stretch this freezer friendly soup over multiple meals and feed many mouths.

Read along for the full recipe and how to make cheesy hamburger soup!

Like every recipe I come up with, it is usually a product of scrounging up what is in my pantry and rolling with it. I also do not like to measure anything when I cook, so this soup is the perfect dump and go easy meal.

The flavor of this hamburger soup really relies on the heavy cream, ground beef, and bean medley – all ingredients that require minimal effort.

Feel free to add any ingredient you wish, this soup is the perfect foundation to make it what you want!

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Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Full Recipe: Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Follow along and let me show you a step-by-step tutorial on how I prepare easy cheesy hamburger soup.

Step-by-step recipe below

This recipe is perfect for a cozy dinner, easy comfort food, or freezer friendly meal everyone will love.

Ground hamburger for Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink, with salt and pepper to taste. Drain beef and set aside.

Sauté peppers and onions until translucent and soft. Add minced garlic and cook together.

ReChicken Stock for Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Combine cooked ground beef, sautéed veggies, and chicken stock, red kidney beans, and cannellini beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer. 10 minutes.

Cannellini Beans for Cheesy Hamburger Soup
Red Kidney Beans for Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Add the roux mixture you created to soup and bring to a boil. 2 minutes.

Reduce heat to low and add heavy cream.

Roux for Cheesy Hamburger Soup
Heavy Cream for Cheesy Hamburger Soup

How to Make a Roux

Melt butter and add flour. Cook and stir constantly until bubbly and completely combined, 3-5 minutes.

Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Cheesy Hamburger Soup

Flavorful and filling cheesy hamburger soup with ground beef, bean medley, bell pepper, and heavy cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 710kcal
Author: Megan, M + Bee Blog

Equipment

  • Dutch oven or large soup pot

Ingredients

Soup

  • 2 lbs 80/20 Ground beef
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • 1 can of cannellini beans
  • half pint of heavy cream

Roux

  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 tbsp of butter

Instructions

Cheesy Hamburger Soup

  • Brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink, with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain beef and set aside.
  • Sauté peppers and onions until translucent and soft. Add minced garlic and cook together.
  • Combine cooked ground beef, sautéed veggies, and chicken stock, red kidney beans, and cannellini beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer. 10 minutes.
  • Add the roux mixture you created to soup and bring to a boil. 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add heavy cream.

How to Make a Roux

  • Melt butter and add flour. Cook and stir constantly until bubbly and completely combined, 3-5 minutes.

Video

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