Once a month, we get together with our good friends and eat spend the day enjoying each others’ company. It’s always a long, laughter-filled day of eating.
This month, my friend Linda (who, as you may have noticed, gives me most of my best recipes), made Cheeseburger Soup.
In my brain, cheeseburger soup was full of ketchup and mustard and laden with pickles. It was a broth-based soup, and it was not at all pleasing in my brain.
Where did all that nonsense come from? It makes no sense, because who would want to eat a brothy soup with ketchup and mustard in it?
Nonetheless, I was hungry, and I asked if I could try some of the cheeseburger soup.
I was wowed with the very first bite. The smell was even amazing.
That first bite was cheesy and creamy and spicy and out of this world good.
The soup turned out more like a spicy potato soup than what I would consider a cheeseburger soup. It’s so very good.
Even Grace liked it. She ate my entire first bowl, allowing me only two little bites.
The soup is filling, though, and that one bowl was enough for her. I was able to enjoy my second bowl in relative peace.
I can also report that this soup reheats nicely as I ate the leftovers on Monday night.
Note (2017) – We have made this soup at least monthly since the time I posted the recipe in 2009. It’s one of our most favorites. Joe takes it to every soup and recipe contest, and he almost always wins because everyone loves this creamy soup.
Linda served her soup with a fresh bread. The bread was splendid dipped into the soup. When we make it at home, we skip the bread and serve it with carrot sticks or a small salad to add up the healthy factor.
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