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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cheeseburger and rice soup

Last night I couldn’t figure out what to do for dinner – I really need to start planning our meals. I was still not sure what to do when I started browning the ground beef.


I thought about chicken enchilada soup but I had ground beef cooking.


I then thought about beef enchilada soup but that just didn’t sound that great.


Then I thought about cheeseburgers. Yum, I love cheeseburgers. How to carry that into a soup? I eyed the v*lveeta and that gave me the idea. I cooked some rice for the starchy bit and then began cooking a new creation.


I got some strange looks from my family when it was served and I told them what it was – especially from Hubby when he asked where I got the idea and I told him I made it up.


They loved it though. There was talk of me making it again and soon. Daisy said it wasn’t good, it was excellent.


I have to admit, it really isn’t very healthy. It could probably be made healthier – even using brown rice instead of white rice would help. I did also throw in some chia seeds for added nutrition and to thicken it up a bit.


Cheeseburger and Rice Soup


2 onions diced

1 1/2 lb ground beef, browned and well drained

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 box of broth (I used chicken because that is what I had)

2 cups cooked rice

1/2 large block of v*lvetta (processed American cheese) cubed

1/4 cup chia seeds


Cook the onion with a bit of salt until translucent. Add broth and tomato and stir and let it come to a boil. Add rice and cheese and let cheese melt. If you are using chia seeds, add now.



That’s it. The hardest part it browning the beef and making the rice.