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