Hamburger Potato Soup: Steps To The Best Creamy, Cheesy Soup

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Hamburger potato soup is perfect for you if you love creamy soup with chunks of potato and beef. It’s super easy to make and they’ll crave for seconds.

Hamburger potato soup

There is nothing like a creamy potato or butternut squash soup.

Adding steak or even cutting corners using only a few ingredients these soups stand the test of time.

This hamburger potato soup delivers on all of the classic flavors but with ground beef making it cost effective and adding in some protein.

Let’s dive into this easy to make hamburger potato soup recipe.

How To Make Hamburger Potato Soup

Ingredients needed

  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried basil
  • Chicken broth
  • All purpose flour

Quick tip before making the recipe

I strongly suggest shredding your own cheese for this recipe. If you prefer not to or don’t have a grater I suggest skipping the cheese altogether. The soup will still be great. I’d rather you leave that out than use pre-shredded cheese with a non-caking agent on it. This prevents the cheese from melting properly and could result in a grainy soup.

Hamburger potato soup

Making the hamburger potato soup

  1. First, prep all of the ingredients before starting. Dice the potatoes, onions and mince the garlic.
  2. In a large pot or dutch oven on medium high heat add a little oil then brown the ground beef. You do not have to remove the ground beef once it’s browned. Toss the onions and garlic right on top of it and add a little oil as well to help.
  3. Season everything with salt and black pepper. Then, add in the flour and mix the flour into ll the ingredients. This will cook the raw taste from the flour as well. You may need to add a little broth in the bottom because the flour will absorb all the liquid and you don’t want it to start burning.
  4. Next, add in the diced potatoes, thyme and basil then pour the broth on top. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer. The broth should come slightly under the top of the potatoes. Now, cover the soup and allow the potatoes to soften over 10-15 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally to avoid sticking.
  5. Once potatoes are soft remove the soup from the heat. The potatoes will have broken down into the soup as well, some pieces. Now, add in heavy cream and freshly grated cheddar cheese. Stir everything together then taste for seasoning.
  6. Serve, use caution because soup will be hot.
Hamburger potato soup

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use any potatoes for potato soup?

In theory yes you can. But, russet potatoes are used because of their starchy profile which helps thicken the soup and they have a better presence in soups.

How to make my potato soup thick?

Flour is one trick to thickening soups. Using only the starch from the potatoes wasn’t enough for my personal liking. Then, adding in cream really ramps up the texture and flavor in the soup.

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Hamburger potato soup

Hamburger Potato Soup

Hamburger potato soup is perfect for you if you love creamy soup with chunks of potato and beef. It's super easy to make and you'll crave for seconds.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 pound russet potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, prep all of the ingredients before starting. Dice the potatoes, onions and mince the garlic.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven on medium high heat add a little oil then brown the ground beef. You do not have to remove the ground beef once it's browned. Toss the onions and garlic right on top of it and add a little oil as well to help.
  • Season everything with salt and black pepper. Then, add in the flour and mix the flour into ll the ingredients. This will cook the raw taste from the flour as well. You may need to add a little broth in the bottom because the flour will absorb all the liquid and you don't want it to start burning.
  • Next, add in the diced potatoes, thyme and basil then pour the broth on top. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer. The broth should come slightly under the top of the potatoes. Now, cover the soup and allow the potatoes to soften over 10-15 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally to avoid sticking.
  • Once potatoes are soft remove the soup from the heat. The potatoes will have broken down into the soup as well, some pieces. Now, add in heavy cream and freshly grated cheddar cheese. Stir everything together then taste for seasoning.
  • Serve, use caution because soup will be hot.
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2 thoughts on “Hamburger Potato Soup: Steps To The Best Creamy, Cheesy Soup”

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this soup and it is sooo delicious. The three things I altered, I left the skin on my russet potatoes, I used regular whole milk instead of heavy cream and I used freshly grated American cheese (all I had). This soup was so easy to make and so delicious. The flavors are perfect with the Thyme & basil. Simple and very hearty. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    This is now my go to soup!! I make a lot of home made soups..
    Tweaked by using grand Turkey (I dont eat red meat), I used coconut milk so it would be healthier and Red potatoes.
    yummnynesss

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