Easy Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup

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Are you looking for a nutritious, but filling soup to serve to your family in chilly weather? This easy crockpot cheeseburger soup recipe is packed with healthy vegetables and is made satisfying and delicious with the additions of cream cheese, cheddar, and ground beef. Besides being healthy and excellent as a main meal, this soup bowl recipe is also tremendously easy. The only part that will require the stovetop is when you brown your beef at the beginning, but otherwise, everything is added to the crockpot and simmered for the day and voila, a perfect hearty soup recipe for dinner for you and your family.

If you are on a mission to find new dinner ideas with meat, this crock-pot soup recipe is a little familiar, while being unique at the same time. While many hamburger soup recipes use primarily frozen vegetables, this soup includes fresh garlic, cherry tomatoes, celery, and potato for more freshness. Also different for a cheeseburger soup recipe is the add-in of cream cheese, making this soup extra velvety. Ashlyn, the author of ‘Belle of the Kitchen’ recipe blog, wanted to create a cheeseburger soup recipe using more natural ingredients, which meant adding more veggies and replacing the signature processed cheese with shredded cheddar instead. Despite the brown colour that cheeseburger soup recipes can have, the frozen corn kernels, dried herbs, and cherry tomatoes provide pops of colour to make this look like a very lovely dish.

You might not consider recipes for homemade soup as a dinner option, but the filling quality of this soup recipe makes it an excellent choice for the coldest days when you need a truly hearty meal. This crock-pot hamburger soup recipe is already quite thick by the time it cooks, but Ashlyn makes it even more substantial by thickening it with flour for the last ten minutes of cooking. Just be sure to continue tasting your soup recipe at the end to ensure that the flour has been cooked out or if you’d rather, before adding the flour to the soup, toast the flour in the oven at a low temperature until it smells fragrant like shortbread cookies so that it has a head start. Don’t worry though if you or someone in your house is gluten-free since you can choose to thicken your soup with gluten-free cornstarch instead. Using cornstarch will give your soup a glossier appearance and the taste won’t be quite the same, but you’ll be sure to achieve the desired consistency. Start by replacing the quarter cup of all-purpose flour with two tablespoons of cornstarch. The cornstarch should thicken the broth within a couple of minutes, so you can decide to add more if it’s necessary to the desired consistency of the soup. This crock-pot soup recipe is so easy that there is no excuse not to make it on a crisp Fall day or a rainy day in early Spring. Thank you to Ashlyn, the recipe developer of ‘Belle of the Kitchen’ recipe blog, for showing us how to make her hearty easy crockpot cheeseburger soup recipe.**

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