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Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup

Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup is a great way to balance out the highly rich foods of the holiday season.

Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup | A lightened-up version from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and more just around the corner, I think we will need all the help we can get to balance out some of our eating choices. Take every opportunity to “lighten up” where you can, so that you can indulge on the goodies of the holidays.

I took my favorite cheeseburger soup and cut out as much fat as possible, for a leaner, meaner version – with much less guilt.

To begin, heat a tablespoon of coconut oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Sauté a pound of ground chicken, a diced onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic until the onion is tender and the chicken is opaque.

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While those are cooking, give three carrots a half inch dice.

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Wash a pound of golden potatoes and trim off any eyes. Cut the potatoes into half inch pieces. Leave the skin on for extra fiber, unless you are just vehemently opposed to potato skins. In that case, peel the potatoes before dicing.

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Pour 3 cups of vegetable broth into the Dutch oven.

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Stir in the potatoes and carrots. Add 2 tablespoons of classic yellow mustard, 3 tablespoons of ketchup, a teaspoon each of black pepper and chipotle chili powder, and a half teaspoon of salt. Bring these to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are just fork tender.

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Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan. Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk together. Cook for just a minute over medium heat.

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Pour in a cup and a half of skim milk.

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Sprinkle in 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric.

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Bring this to a gentle boil, stirring continually. Let it boil for one minute and turn off the heat.

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Sprinkle 3 ounces of shredded sharp (or extra sharp) cheddar cheese, and melt it into the sauce. Pour the cheese sauce into the Dutch oven and stir it into the cooked soup.

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Serve with a little extra shredded cheese sprinkled on top.

Enjoy!

Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup | A lightened-up version from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Yield: 6-8 servings, depending upon appetite

Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup

Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup

Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup is a great way to balance out the highly rich foods of the holiday season.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 lb gold potatoes
  • 3 c vegetable broth
  • 2 Tb classic yellow mustard
  • 3 Tb ketchup
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 2 Tb flour
  • 1 1/2 c skim (low fat) milk
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 3 ounces sharp (or extra sharp) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Extra shredded cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. To begin, heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Sauté the ground chicken, diced onion and minced garlic until the onion is tender and the chicken is opaque.
  2. While those are cooking, give the carrots a half inch dice. Wash the golden potatoes and trim off any eyes. Cut the potatoes into half inch pieces. Leave the skin on for extra fiber, unless you are just vehemently opposed to potato skins. In that case, peel the potatoes before dicing.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the Dutch oven. Stir in the potatoes and carrots along with the yellow mustard, ketchup, black pepper, chipotle chili powder, and salt. Bring these to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are just fork tender.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a sauce pan. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk together. Cook for just a minute over medium heat. Pour in the skim milk and sprinkle in the turmeric. Bring this to a gentle boil, stirring continually. Let it boil for one minute and turn off the heat.
  5. Sprinkle in the shredded sharp (or extra sharp) cheddar cheese, and melt it into the sauce. Pour the cheese sauce into the Dutch oven and stir it into the cooked soup.
  6. Serve with a little extra shredded cheese sprinkled on top.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 676mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 19g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

35 thoughts on “Lean Mean Cheeseburger Soup”

  1. I have a recipe for Cheeseburger Pasta which, like this soup, calls for mustard and ketchup. But it also calls for 2 T dill pickle relish. I bet it would work great in this soup, too!

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  2. What a delicious looking soup, I could dive right in!! We are soup hounds here and I just said to hubs that I have to stop making it as the freezer is full. We had soup twice yesterday!!

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