Grilled Cheeseburger Soup

by Patti on May 9, 2013 · 3 comments

I am currently trying out a new diet that involves a serious amount of soup.  I”m actually ok with this, as I really do love soup.  And, it has forced me to try some different soups because they all need to be broth based and have a variety of vegetables. So…my yummy cheesy potato soup is gone for now.   But, I can replace this with this smoky cheeseburger soup!

I don’t consider many soups to be great for the summer time – this one I would.  It’s just like a cheeseburger.  You could use turkey burgers as well, we just happened to have a ton of leftover bbq’d hamburgers from a recent party.  One of my favorite parts of this soup is the grill marks on the burgers – I just think that’s awesome.  My other favorite part?  My children have been ASKING me to make it again.  For some reason vegetables in soups don’t count as real vegetables in their book  – which is hilarious to me.

Hamburger Soup

My suggestion to you, and this goes for almost all things grilled – make more than you think you need.  And plan ahead. It’s so fun to incorporate bbq into other meals.  It’s cost-effective, it’s makes life easier because some of the meal is already prepared for you, and above all else – it’s just plain delicious.

Try this – I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.  And tell your kids the vegetables aren’t real if they’re in soup! Maybe my kids will start a new trend! 🙂

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Hamburger Soup


  • 2 - 3 leftover crumbled/cut up bbqed hamburgers
  • 3 tbn butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup peeled and diced potatoes
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsn salt
  • 1 tsn pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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  1. Sautee the onions, celery, carrots, and potatoes in a big pot with butter Let them sweat a little bit and get tender- for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the burger meat, and tomatoes - stir well.
  3. Once it's bubbling, add in the beef broth. Let simmer on low until the potatoes are nice and soft-at least a half an hour.Stir in the cheddar cheese and serve.

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Michelle January 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Making this now. It smells good and I’ve tasted a little as it’s cooking and has a good taste. Thanks for the great idea for using leftovers. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with different ideas for leftovers. Hopefully my family will like it 🙂


Bill May 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm

the recipe you gave us on Bacon wrapped chicken breast you had grilled zucchini. Where can I find that recipe?


Patti May 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hi Bill! I’m sorry it took me a while to get back to you. Eventually, we’ll do a post on the zucchini, but it’s very simple. I tossed the zucchini slices in olive oil, chopped some fresh rosemary and added that into the bowl, and sprinkled some salt and pepper on it. It’s incredibly simple, yet SO good!!


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