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Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

All of the amazing flavors of a classic cheeseburger wrapped up in a creamy, cheesy slow cooker soup! This is cozy comfort food you'll crave all year long!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • optional: additional cheese, bacon bits, green onions

Instructions

  • Place potatoes, diced onion, celery, carrots, basil, parsley, and chicken broth in a slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, add oil and ground beef to a large sauce pan and stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until browned. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the pan with a paper towel.
  • Add butter to pan and stir until melted. Add flour and stir until mixture clumps up. Slowly whisk in milk (half and half OR heavy cream) until mixture thickens. Stir in salt, pepper, and sour cream.
  • Add cream mixture, ground beef, and shredded cheese to crock pot. Stir to combine all ingredients. Serve warm and top with additional cheese, bacon bits, and green onions if desired.