Crockpot Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup is a delicious and hearty dish that’s perfect for a cozy meal. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare it:
1 pound (450g) ground beef or ground turkey
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups (about 4-5 medium-sized) potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 cups (946ml) beef broth or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup (240ml) heavy cream or half-and-half
1 cup (120g) shredded cheddar cheese (optional, for garnish)
Chopped fresh parsley or green onions (optional, for garnish)
Brown the Ground Meat: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey over medium heat until it’s browned and no longer pink. Break it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
Sauté Onion and Garlic: Add the finely chopped onion to the skillet with the cooked meat and cook for a few minutes until the onion becomes translucent. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Transfer this mixture to your crockpot.
Combine Ingredients in Crockpot: Add the diced potatoes, sliced carrots, and chopped celery to the crockpot with the meat mixture.
Season and Add Broth: Sprinkle the dried thyme, rosemary, and oregano over the ingredients in the crockpot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth.
Cook in Crockpot: Stir all the ingredients in the crockpot to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. The cooking time may vary depending on your crockpot, so check the potatoes for tenderness.
Add Cream: About 30 minutes before serving, stir in the heavy cream or half-and-half. This will make the soup creamy and rich. Continue cooking for the remaining time.
Check and Adjust Seasoning: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if necessary, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
Serve: Ladle the creamy potato and hamburger soup into bowls. If desired, garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped fresh parsley or green onions.
Enjoy: Serve the soup hot and enjoy your delicious Crockpot Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup!
This recipe is flexible, and you can customize it by adding other ingredients like corn, peas, or diced tomatoes if you like. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste as well