Cheeseburger Chowder

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If you have been around my blog at all – you know how much I and my family love burgers. I really try to mix it up a lot – different meats, sauces, toppings. This week I went with a soup and created a creamy, hearty Cheeseburger Chowder!

Cheeseburger Chowder

I like the combo of ground beef and ground pork in my burgers – so I carried that over to this soup. You could certainly just use all ground beef. You could also probably switch out for ground turkey – but you may need a little more seasoning to make it as flavorful.

Cheeseburger Chowder

I served this up with a couple of the delicious Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls – similar to hamburger buns but not so on the nose. You could also serve with a nice green salad. I always like a to have simple salad ingredients on hand – romaine, carrots, cucumbers, maybe a red onion, croutons and dressing of choice (we usually have ranch, Italian, and some sort of balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette).

Cheeseburger Chowder

So many people think that soups take all day to build good flavor – the real trick is don’t use water. Make sure that everything you put into a soups has flavor already so that it can build on it self. That’s why I always use broths or bone broths when making soups. Whenever you can avoid water, you cut the cook time way down. And your family will think you spent way more time in the hot kitchen for slaving away!

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Cheeseburger Chowder

A hearty bowl of yummy chowder that tastes like a perfect cheeseburger!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, cheeseburger, chowder, ground beef, ground pork, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • ½ lb Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and cut into 1-in pieces
  • 1 qt Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 3 Scallions chopped


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large pot over medium high heat, add beef broth, potatoes, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Let cook for 20 minutes then reduce heat to medium.
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel covered plate. Remove all but 2 tbsp of bacon grease from pan.
  • Add onions and garlic to saute pan and cook for 4 minutes. Then add ground beef and ground pork. Cook until no longer pink.
  • Remove ⅓ of potato & broth mixture to large bowl and blitz with immersion blender. (You can also use a blender but use caution.) Return to pot and stir to combine.
  • Add meat mixture and heavy cream to pot and let cook for 3 minutes. Then add cheese, a handful at a time, until fully incorporated.
  • Serve chowder in a shallow bowl and garnish with bacon and scallions.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

11 thoughts on “Cheeseburger Chowder

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna B Reidland says:

    This sounds so warm and filling. Pinning so I can give it a try!

  2. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, three grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    Yum, this sounds incredible!

  3. Estelle, you are killing me with all of these amazing recipes! I pinned this one as well! I am a big fan of comfort foods like soups and chowders and I think my whole family would enjoy this one! Thanks for linking with me.


    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes. I hope you will come back often for some more!

  4. Jerri – I write a blog called Simply Sweet Home. It features topics for women like recipes, home decor, product reviews, giveaways, and more! I also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade jewelry, including handstamped necklaces, cameo necklaces, keychains, beaded bracelets and necklaces!
    Jerri says:

    Great looking recipe! I love chowders! Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  5. This looks so good, Estelle! I love chowder, but I’ve never tried cheeseburger chowder before. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week

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