Recipe Meme: Cheeseburger Chowder

Nick Norelli tagged me with a recipe meme.  Here are the rules:

  1. Choose one ingredient from the previous recipe and post a recipe using this ingredient on your blog, linking back to the previous blogs that have posted a recipe.
  2. Then tag four new people, and we will see how it grows.
  3. To keep it exciting please post within a week of receiving the tag.

Nick’s recipe was for Estofado de Pollo, and I am going to take his potatoes as my bridge ingredient. Cheeseburger Chowder has always been a family favorite, but many of my church family are now hooked as well! It can be modified to suit, and works well with toppings at the table. Here goes:


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp instant beef bouillon granules
  • light garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar (plus extra for the table, of course)


  • Brown beef, draining off the fat.
  • Add meat, potatoes, celery, onion, green pepper, bouillon, garlic powder, salt and water to stew pot.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender; should take 15-20 minutes.
  • Blend a 1/2 cup of the milk with the flour.
  • Add flour/milk mixture to the pan with the rest of the milk.
  • Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.
  • Add cheese and continue heating until it melts.
  • Serve!

Now, this is the recipe as handed down from my mother. I always double the recipe when I make it. And I always use more cheese than the recipe says (but no guarantee how much – and it matters little since we always put more on at the table. I suggest serving with sweet tea (still hot with ice, if possible) and crusty bread, like white mountain bread or something similar.

And I tag Lee, Jeremy, Nathan and TC.


About George

I'm interested in theology, languages, translation and various sorts of fermentation.
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One Response to Recipe Meme: Cheeseburger Chowder

  1. Matthew says:

    I’m intrigued… I think I’m gonna have to try this!

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