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Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

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  18 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 8 hr 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 10 servings
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Want the flavors of a burger with the ease of the slow cooker? You got it! Plus, this easy, versatile soup takes just 20 minutes to prep.

Ingredients

2
lb ground beef
4
cups chopped onions (3 to 4 medium)
2
cans (28 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup steak sauce
16
oz American cheese loaf, cut into cubes
1
bag (22 oz) frozen waffle fries
2
cups shredded lettuce

Steps

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until brown; drain.
  • 2 In slow cooker, mix beef, onions, tomatoes and steak sauce. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 hours, or on High heat setting 4 hours.
  • 3 Stir in cheese; cover and set slow cooker to Warm heat setting. Stir occasionally while fries cook.
  • 4 Make waffle fries as directed on package.
  • 5 Serve soup topped with lettuce and waffle fries.
  • 6 To freeze: Store soup in quart-size resealable freezer plastic bags. Label, and freeze lying flat. To reheat: Defrost overnight in refrigerator, or in microwavable bowl on Defrost setting in microwave, stirring often. Then microwave uncovered on High 4 to 6 minutes or to 165°F. Serve with freshly cooked waffle fries and shredded lettuce.
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until brown; drain.
  • 2 In slow cooker, mix beef, onions, tomatoes and steak sauce. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 hours, or on High heat setting 4 hours.
  • 3 Stir in cheese; cover and set slow cooker to Warm heat setting. Stir occasionally while fries cook.
  • 4 Make waffle fries as directed on package.
  • 5 Serve soup topped with lettuce and waffle fries.
  • 6 To freeze: Store soup in quart-size resealable freezer plastic bags. Label, and freeze lying flat. To reheat: Defrost overnight in refrigerator, or in microwavable bowl on Defrost setting in microwave, stirring often. Then microwave uncovered on High 4 to 6 minutes or to 165°F. Serve with freshly cooked waffle fries and shredded lettuce.

Expert Tips

You don't have to stop at the waffle fries for garnish. Pickles and crumbled bacon make welcome additions, too.

Have a smaller slow cooker? This recipe is easily halved.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
21g
21%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Muir Glen is a registered trademark of Small Planet Foods, Inc.
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