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I had to tweak the recipe a bit for our tastes, but once I did that, this soup was a hit! The recipe, as prepared, is quite bland. Being in the south, we're used to a lot of flavor -- I had to add a lot more seasoning - salt, garlic powder, a teaspoon of chicken bouillon granules - to suit our tastes. Additionally, I used a bit more Velveeta than called for and threw in a handful of grated cheese blend. Once it was complete, it earned a hefty five stars. I'm always sorry to see folks post that a recipe had no flavor, or lacked a particular spice. That's what we do as cooks - we improvise until it suits our tastes!
I was disappointed with this soup. I followed the ingredients and instructions exact.
Soup was bland. I will say there is room for improvement. This did not taste like a cheeseburger at all. It wasn't bad but lacking taste. As the recipe is the soup broth is thick which is good because we like thick soups. I'm sorry.
Awesome! I'll be making this again!
This is a wonderful, creamy, rich, thick soup. It really hit the spot tonight. Since there's only the 2 of us and it makes so much, I'm going to freeze a couple of small containers for my 87 year old aunt and the remaining for us to have on another cold night. My package of hash browns was 30 oz. so I added more chicken broth. I did add garlic and smoked paprika to the ground beef to give it a little more flavor. The next time I make this soup, I think I will not add the flour/butter mixture. It really doesn't need any more thickening in my opinion. I also think you could add some broccoli to pump up the veggie count.
My husband loves this soup. He's a vegetarian so I substituted ground soy for hamburger. I also used real cheddar cheese as opposed to the velveeta. Only a sprinkle of basil. Nice hearty soup with rich flavour.
This is a very rich and creamy soup that was easy to put together. It is very hearty - true comfort food. Great with some biscuits or even just crackers. I used fat free evaporated milk as I was out of regular milk. I think this made it even creamier and next time I think I will use regular so as not to make it quite so thick.
I doubled all the ingredients except the hash browns when I made it so my daughter could take some home with her. It was a good thing I did, since they gobbled this up and I had enough left to send a little over a quart back with her. I gave her the recipe so she can make a full batch for herself and her roommates. This is definitely a keeper! Thanks for a great recipe!
This recipe was simple to make and yummy. I did, however, make a lower fat version of it and I don't think it suffered at all. I used almost a pound and a quarter of 96% lean ground beef, only one large carrot, the skim milk that tastes like 2%, reduced fat shredded cheddar, reduced fat butter and fat free sour cream. I, too, like my things spicy so I added red pepper flakes at the end. Was a perfect lunch for another very cold Maine day. Great comfort food!
I made this during the Winter Blitz this past weekend. Amazing! It was filling and delicious. Will definitely be making again!!
I should've added the carrots. You've got to add the shredded carrots or it's just all the wrong color lol. It tasted great, but the color was just plain wrong. I can't stress this enough, don't skip the carrots!