Cheeseburger Chowder from "Cooking Live"

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This thick and hearty chowder comes from Sara Moulton's old Food Network show "Cooking Live." Perfect fare for a cold winter night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saute pan brown the ground beef.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In same saute pan saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender.
  4. Add garlic, carrots, basil and parsley.
  5. Saute about 3 minutes.
  6. Add broth and beef and potatoes.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat and cover, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are tender.
  9. Meanwhile melt remaining butter in a small skillet.
  10. Add flour and cook, stirring for 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Gradually add evaporated milk, stirring constantly, cooking and stirring for 6 to 8 minutes.
  12. Gradually stir the sauce into the soup.
  13. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  14. Reduce heat to low.
  15. Add cheese, salt and pepper.
  16. Continue to stir until cheese melts.
  17. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.
  18. Garnish each serving with chopped fresh tomatoes and dill pickle slices.
Most Helpful

Delicious, thick and creamy soup. I used 1 lb of ground beef and the cheese I used was New Zealands Chesdale brand (approx 250gram packet) Will definitely make this again, thanks for posting.

Evie* May 12, 2003

We love this soup! I always double it. I use regular milk instead of evaporated because evaporated made it a little sweet. I use Velveeta and Tostito's brand Queso Cheese dip which melts very creamy! My kids like to sprinkle on a spoonful of dill pickle relish which makes it taste even more like a cheeseburger. This soup is great for lunch or supper on a cold winter day!

Abbeygurl March 02, 2003

it was pretty good the first time. the second time I made this I excluded the sour cream, added more onions, garlic, pepper, salt, and more beef. I was quite happy with the results along with the others in the house~!

Amanda April 17, 2015