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Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

slow-cooker cheeseburger soup Entree
Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 8 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 10

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. MORE+ LESS-

February 5, 2018

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

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Potassium
470mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
21g
% 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.

More About This Recipe

  • This tasty cheeseburger soup calls for the unsung hero of dinnertime: ground beef. Ground beef is cheap, versatile and easy to store in your freezer, making it a dinner staple in many households. But you may be wondering what kind of ground beef you should be buying at the grocery store—you’ll often see packages of ground beef labeled with different percentages, like “80% ground beef” or “90% ground beef.” These percentages describe the ratio of lean meat to fat. So, a package of ground beef that is labeled 80% means that it contains 80% lean meat and 20% fat. What’s the best choice, then? That depends on your diet and flavor preferences. Leaner meats will of course be more waistline friendly, but you’ll be sacrificing on some flavor that the fat provides. For recipes like cheeseburgers, 80% to 85% is usually recommended for the best flavor, but if you’re watching your weight, you can also opt for 90%. Now that you’re a ground beef expert, try more delicious beef soups after you try this cheeseburger one. Never get bored with them either by arming yourself with these easy tricks to make your soups taste even better.
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