I’m all about the Um! Um! Good stuff. Seriously, I am NOT a soup person, so why is soup so appealing to me lately? Is it because my lazy bones have realized how easy it is to slap soup together in a slow cooker and walk away and come back to deliciousness a few hours later? Hmmm… I found this Hamburger Soup recipe on Diabetic Living. I made a few changes, and let me tell you… this takes soup in a whole other direction. I am now officially a soup fan. All I had to do to get my kids to eat it was drain the broth and slap some American Cheese on top (cheeseburger soup? get it?). This is a very filling soup. I served it with some grilled cheese on fiber filled wheat bread, and couldn’t finish my cup. This also freezes well.

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef or 1 lb extra lean ground beef, 1 lb. uncooked ground turkey breast. If you prefer less meat, use 1/2 lb of each or 1 lb. ground beef.
  • 1 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 1 large bag of frozen soup mix vegetables (mine had carrots, celery, potatoes, okra, lima and green beans)
  • 6 c beef broth (lower sodium is what the recipe calls for, but I found that it lacked flavor)
  • 2 c water
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained (if using less meat, use 2 cans)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped about 2 cups (I omitted this step because I had potatoes in my veggie blend)
  • Parmesan or other favorite cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef in skillet, drain. Pour beef, veggies, onion in the bottom of a 6 qt. slow cooker.
  2. Pour in beef broth; add water. Sprinkle seasonings. Stir.
  3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Serve and sprinkle cheese over the top.
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Stephanie Ayers writes speculative fiction, where horror and fantasy collide. She is a self proclaimed word whisperer and unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn't doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.

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