Amusingly, Mike couldn’t hide his skepticism when I mentioned preparing this delightful Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup. The mere thought of hamburger in soups seemed to displease his taste buds. “I don’t like ground beef in soups,” he would insist every time we discussed it. Yet, like clockwork, every occasion I added ground beef to a soup, he found himself captivated by its flavors and couldn’t help but fall in love with each savory spoonful.
How to Make Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup
Ah, the culinary wonders born from the simple art of cleaning out the freezer, fridge, and pantry! This tale begins with a quest to utilize every treasure stowed away before embarking on a journey to the States for Christmas. Potatoes, ground beef, and a stash of frozen veggies awaited their destiny, and thus, the enchanting Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup was born.
Behold the magic of simplicity! First, the ground beef sizzles and dances in the pan until it reaches the pinnacle of perfection, a delicious foundation for our culinary creation. Into the welcoming embrace of a crock pot or slow cooker, it finds its home.
Next, the grand parade of vegetables and spices commences! A tantalizing symphony begins, culminating in hours of slow cooking, as the ground beef surrenders to tender, velvety goodness, and the potatoes melt into smooth splendor.
And now, the final touch of enchantment! Whisking in the dairy ingredients brings forth a creamy elegance that elevates this humble soup to a realm of culinary delight.
In a tale as old as time, the Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup unveils its heartwarming flavors, a testament to the joys of resourceful cooking. With each spoonful, indulge in the enchanting harmony of flavors, a tribute to the art of simplicity and the magic of creating something truly wonderful.
Easy Hamburger Soup
Indulge in the perfect holiday treat – Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup! Whether it’s Christmas Eve after church, a festive Christmas lunch, a lively New Year’s party, or any ordinary day of the year, this divine soup knows no bounds. It has earned a place on the coveted regular rotation soup list, without a doubt.
Prepare to be enchanted by its simplicity, its heartiness that clings to your very soul, and the delightful debates that arise whenever I whip up a batch for Mike. Oh, how it tickles our taste buds and ignites playful discussions!
Fear not, for the magic of this soup can be conjured on the stove top. Simply follow the instructions, and when the time for cooking comes, let it simmer in a large stockpot. And at the grand finale, introduce the enchanting dairy ingredients to elevate it to creamy perfection. Oh, what a joyous feast awaits with each savory spoonful of this extraordinary creation. A soup fit for any occasion, this Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup shall warm your heart and soul, turning every mealtime into a celebration.
Tips & Tricks for Hamburger Soup
For the ultimate Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup experience, embrace the wonders of Russet potatoes! Their magical ability to tenderly disintegrate within the broth enhances both its thickness and delectable taste. On the other hand, beware of red potatoes, for they shall remain whole, lacking the enchanting starch that elevates the soup’s richness.
And fear not, for personalization is the key to culinary enchantment! Ground chicken can gracefully replace ground beef, granting you an equally delightful journey through flavors. To create a symphony of taste tailored to your desires, don’t hesitate to season the soup to your liking. A touch of basil, perhaps, to weave an aromatic spell.
In this wondrous tale of Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup, the choice of vegetables is yours to make. Unleash your creativity and opt for the veggies your family adores. Peas, carrots, green beans, corn—they all hold hands harmoniously with the flavors, making your culinary creation truly special. Be inspired, dear chef, and let your imagination guide you to the heartwarming delight that awaits in every savory spoonful.
Creamy Potato and Hamburger Soup
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 medium white onion peeled and diced
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- 6 cups of chicken broth
- 6 cups of peeled & diced Russet potatoes
- 2 cups of your favourite frozen vegetable mix
- 3 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 8 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed
- In the enchanted realm of culinary artistry, begin your journey by casting a spell in a large skillet. Fry the ground beef and onions, patiently waiting until the onions soften and the beef takes on a rich, inviting hue. Once the transformation is complete, drain the enchanting grease.
- Next, awaken the magic of garlic, as it dances gracefully in the skillet, browning and releasing its fragrant charm. Merge this captivating mixture with the beef, and let the alchemy unfold in either a crockpot or a stockpot on the stove.
- Prepare to infuse the essence of flavor by adding the mystical potatoes, broth, and a medley of vibrant vegetables, harmoniously complemented by the enchanting notes of basil and parsley. Allow time to weave its magic as the soup simmers, drawing out the tenderness of the potatoes until they start to dissolve slightly.
- Now, prepare the elixir of thickening! Whisk the cornstarch into the milk, blending it seamlessly with the soup, granting it a velvety texture. The pièce de résistance, Velveeta, takes the stage, melting into the pot, its creamy allure enhancing the symphony of flavors. Stirring occasionally, allow it to weave its magic, binding all the elements in perfect harmony.
- And now, the grand finale! As the transformation completes, spoon this enchanting creation into bowls, and witness the delight on faces as they savor the warm, soul-soothing embrace of Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup. An adventure in flavors awaits in every delectable spoonful. Let the enchantment linger, and cherish the magical memories woven within each serving.