Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Amish Cheeseburger Soup

My Fall table is set with my favorite bowls that came from Homegoods last year. I love the watercolor design on them, both inside and out.

The table is set with a pumpkin runner from Ross, a bargain at $4.99!

The pumpkin centerpiece is from Kohl's, several years ago, and circled with some garland.  

Recently my dear friend Marsha, from The Better Baker, sent me her cookbook as a lovely gift after the passing of my hubby.  I immediately read all the recipes and decided, with our cooler temperatures finally here in Texas, I'd make this Amish Cheeseburger Soup.  Marsha got this recipe from her friend Tonya and loved it so much that she included it in her cookbook.  I LOVE my cookbook, Marsha!

How about a nice, comforting bowl of soup?  My Le Creuset pumpkin pot is perfect for reheating a small quantity. 

Soup Base:

1 lb. ground beef
8 T. butter, divided
1 1/2 cups carrots, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups celery, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
fresh parsley, snipped, to taste (I used about 1 T. dried)
fresh basil, to taste (I used about 1 t. dried)
6 cups (reduced fat) chicken broth
8 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1 (16 oz.) container (lite) sour cream (I omitted, as I thought the soup was creamy enough)

In skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef.  Drain and set aside.  In large stockpot over med. heat, melt 2 T. butter,  Add carrots, celery, onion, parsley and basil; saute' until tender, about 10 minutes.  Add chicken broth and potatoes; reduce heat to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.  While veggies are cooking, make the roux.  Stir constantly as you add roux to soup.  Stir in sour cream just before serving.  Makes 10 servings


remaining butter (6 T.)
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
3 cups milk

In saucepan, melt butter over med. heat.  Add flour, salt and pepper.  Whisk until bubbly and smooth, about 1 minute.  Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.  Add Velveeta and stir until smooth and melted through.  Add to broth and veggies. 

I am sharing this with:
Let's Dish!
Share Your Cup
Foodie Friday
Full Plate
Tips, Tutorials and Tidbits
Make It Pretty Monday
Weekend Potluck

           Thank you for your visit!  xo                  


  1. hey nice post meh, You are one of the best writers I've seen of recent. I love your style of blogging here. this post reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: How To Think Right .
    keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.


  2. I love your welcoming fall table Kitty! The soup sounds hearty, just perfect for the colder weather we've been having:@)

  3. Your table looks beautiful for Fall. What a delightful cookbook! Enjoy the cooler weather. xo

  4. Beautiful table, lovely decor items, and fabulous food. Oh my. Had to pin it for future tomorrow!

  5. Hi Kitty, why are all Amish recipes so delicious and so comforting?! Love your pretty bowls and runner and centerpiece. xo

  6. Hey Kitty,

    This looks so yummy..might have to try this especially since the weather has turned so cool....hope you are doing good..
    Love, Mona

  7. The soup sounds wonderful, Kitty. I love soup!!!! Your table looks so pretty with those great pumpkin bowls and I really like that pumpkin pot. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Kitty, Your Le Creuset pumpkin pot is SO cute, I've never seen one before :) Love your festive pumpkin bowls at your table and your soup sounds delicious!

  9. Kitty,
    Warm and inviting tablescape!!!
    I, too, love your pumpkin bowls, dear friend!!!
    Comforting soup, perfect for our chilling Autumnal days!!!

  10. Oh yum! Looks perfect for a chilly night! I love those pretty pumpkin bowls & your le crueset pot, too.

  11. Yep! It's getting colder here - that soup looks and sounds great! We have the S word in our forecast this Friday!!
    I am not ready for it!! Thanks for another beautiful post!

  12. thanks for the cool recipe it looks delish and I do love those pumpkin bowls, wow they are so beautiful and perfect for now....

  13. Oh Kitty - what a SWEET surprise! My heart did a flip flop reading your lovely post. I sure do LOVE this yummy soup....and your lovely bowl from Homegoods is perfect for enjoying it in. Love your tablescape too. So happy to know you've started cooking recipes from my book...and this one is a real winner. Everything is beautiful...just like you. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs to you Dearie. XO

  14. The bowls are beautiful and the soup sounds wonderful.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  15. Hello Kitty,
    I have heard about this soup but never was able to get the recipe. I am so excited to now have it!! I printed it and will also pin it with all my recipes. I am going to make this next week when I get back from visiting my sister. Can't wait. :)
    I love your table center piece, just lovely. Happy Fall to you dear friend.


  16. Well... maybe I'm not able to pin it:)

  17. Thanks for your soup. Your pumpkin bowl looks so beautiful and the soup inside it looks nice...

  18. How appropriate is a cookbook named "Love At First Bite" for Halloween?? LOL
    Such a pretty table for this time of year, Kitty. I'm envious of your bargain tablerunner...very nice!

    I shall try the soup recipe soon...we LOVE soup & have snow flurries in the forecast for today. Brrrr!
    I made a very similar one with the addition of a can of bean sprouts & a can of diced tomatoes. Weird ingredients, I know but it was a family recipe from DH's aunts. Great with rye bread.

    Be well, Honey & stay away from crowds. I had to send in a tennis sub for today. but I think I might finally be on the mend from this cold. Ugh!

  19. Can't pick which I like better, the bowls or the table runner. Love this table!

  20. Yum! Your soup sounds so good, Kitty. The pumpkin bowls are really cute and I like the pumpkin candle centerpiece too. The runner is perfect underneath it all! Wonderful post, and thank you for sharing at my HOME. I hope you're having a beautiful day, my friend.

    Blessings & hugs,

  21. Kitty, what a wonderful gift and how fun that you made something right away! I love the runner and the centerpiece. Love the beautiful bowls. Sure wish our Home Goods had loads of things in one design more often, but you did well to get four!
    You amaze me that you just hang in and blog! You are a great example to all of us.

  22. Kitty, your fall table is so pretty, love the center piece and the soup looks like real comfort food for colder autumn days!

  23. Soup weather is here for sure, and I'm always looking for new soup recipes. I sure like the sound of this one. Thanks.

  24. I just love soup season...thanks for the recipe. Your simple table really hits home with me...that is what I have been trying to do this year, keeping it all very simple. The bowls are very pretty.
    Have a wonderful week, Kitty...

  25. Since the temps have dropped it's the prefect weekend for a bowl of soup and this recipe sounds delicious! I am going to try it for sure. Thanks for sharing

  26. Would love a cup of this soup. The recipe sounds delicious. I'm saving it for a night next week. Thanks!
    Yes, your pumpkin bowls are special.

  27. So glad I visited you today since before now I did not know what I was going to make for supper and now I know, thanks to you :) This sounds so yummy and I look forward to trying it. Have a happy weekend, sweet friend. Love and hugs!

  28. Your table looks so pretty! Perfect for a bowl of cheeseburger soup! The bowls are beautiful!
    Thanks for linking to Let's DIsh!

  29. Hi friend! My family and I just finished supper which was this delicious soup and we all loved it :) Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. There is enough left over to take to the Sunday potluck at my church - I am sure it will be a big hit. Enjoy your evening. Hugs to you!

  30. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  31. Hi Kitty, what a sweet gift from your friend. My friend, Joyce makes cheeseburger soup and I recently told her I wanted her recipe. Won't need to bug her now. lol! I also love your poppy teacup in the previous post. I have a collection of odds and ends of poppy dishes. Love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  32. This sounds delicious, Kitty! A whole meal in a bowl.

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Rich. He was the same age as my husband. Each day is precious, as is each memory. May the Lord give your strength and peace. {{Hugs}}

  33. Kitty, this looks so good! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash tomorrow. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  34. Hi Kitty,
    I'm visiting from The Enchanting Rose. I had to come see your delicious soup! Your table looks beautiful as well.
    Have a lovely Monday.

  35. Hi there! I popped over from The Enchanting Rose, and I have to say I love it here in your kitchen. I'm taking a copy of the soup. I think it will be loved at our house, too. Thank you so much.
    My sympathies for your loss - may the Lord comfort you in this time.

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