Cheeseburger Chowder from "Cooking Live"

Recipe by yooper

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

Top Review by Evie3234

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.

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.

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