This is a classic cheeseburger soup but with a unique twist; adding dill pickles. It sounds a little strange but if you love dill pickles on your cheeseburger, this recipe is a must! I had it at a restaurant once and fell in love, and I've been perfecting it ever since. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and/or more pickles - I like more chopped pickles in mine, personally.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess fat and set beef aside.

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  • Reduce heat to medium and cook onion until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beef, ketchup, and mustard. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute more. Add stock and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Melt butter in a separate pot. Slowly add in Cheddar cheese, stirring constantly, until sauce is melted and smooth, 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly pour cheese sauce into the soup, stirring constantly to combine. Season with cayenne pepper and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Add pickles and juice. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Add more stock for a soupier consistency, or simmer a little longer for a thicker one. Remove from heat.

Cook's Notes:

Any kind of cheese, even cubed Velveeta(R), is fine.

I've tried this recipe with 1/2 cup of shredded carrots as well, added in with the onions and beef. I prefer without the carrots, but it was fine as well. I've also added in riced cauliflower.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories; 39.6 g total fat; 122 mg cholesterol; 1265 mg sodium. 7.2 g carbohydrates; 27.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2019
Made as noted with only one exception only used 1 1/2 pounds of sharp cheddar cheese. Hubby and I both loved this soup. I always look for recipes that are not the everyday ordinary this one did not disappoint. Flavor combo was spot on. Cheesy delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2020
Made as written and this was okay but I didn't love it. I like all of the ingredients and also make a dill pickle soup often so it wasn't the pickles. Between the ground beef and all of the cheese, this is an expensive soup and I couldn't bring myself to eat the leftovers. What I will say is that it does taste like a cheeseburger so if you love cheeseburgers, give it a try and maybe it will go over better with you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2019
Made as noted with only one exception only used 1 1/2 pounds of sharp cheddar cheese. Hubby and I both loved this soup. I always look for recipes that are not the everyday ordinary this one did not disappoint. Flavor combo was spot on. Cheesy delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2019
Made as noted with only one exception only used 1 1/2 pounds of sharp cheddar cheese. Hubby and I both loved this soup. I always look for recipes that are not the everyday ordinary this one did not disappoint. Flavor combo was spot on. Cheesy delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2020
Made as written and this was okay but I didn't love it. I like all of the ingredients and also make a dill pickle soup often so it wasn't the pickles. Between the ground beef and all of the cheese, this is an expensive soup and I couldn't bring myself to eat the leftovers. What I will say is that it does taste like a cheeseburger so if you love cheeseburgers, give it a try and maybe it will go over better with you. Read More
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