Chilly Weather Cheeseburger Chowder

When the temperature drops, this Cheeseburger Chowder recipe will warm you right up.

I found this recipe years ago on my favorite email list, Recipe du Jour, submitted by a reader named Willie.  There are lots of variations of Cheeseburger Chowder online, none of which I've tried, but the timing was perfect the day I saw this version.

Cheeseburger Chowder, or any soup as far as I'm concerned, is perfect on a chilly day, and on the day I made this the colorful fall leaves were flying and it was definitely chilly, bordering on downright cold! This flavorful chowder warmed us right up.

Enjoy the recipe:

Willie's Chilly Weather Cheeseburger Chowder

2 lbs Ground Beef
1/2 cup celery chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 onion chopped
4 cups potatoes, diced
3 beef bouillon cubes
3 cups Water
6 tablespoons flour
4 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Brown beef in a large soup pot. Drain off grease and add potatoes,
green peppers, onions, celery, bouillon cubes and water. Bring to a
boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Whisk
flour into milk and then slowly mix into meat and veggies. Stir until
slightly thickened. Mix in cheese and stir until melted.  Makes a nice, big pot of soup. 

We added a bit of salt and pepper to taste.  Serve your Chilly Weather Cheeseburger Chowder with something soothing and cool, like our family's fruity 5-Cup Salad.  Yum!

P.S.  Willie, I tried to email you to ask permission to use your recipe, but the email bounced!

Photo copyright Susan Deppner and Recipes for Real People, all rights reserved


  1. This does look delicious, Susan. My husband has just sworn off cheese (for cholesterol reasons.) Used to be that giving up cheese was enough to keep his level LOW. His family has a strong heart disease gene so they strive for low rather than normal. I'm not sure that giving up cheese is enough anymore...we're going to be eating lots of salads!

  2. I understand that! Bet this would work well without the cheese, really, but then you have the meat (rinse it?) and the milk (low fat?) to deal with. Salads are good, too!


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