On one hand, it sounds just a bit weird but on the other, I imagine that a second bowl will be highly coveted. Meat and potatoes can do that to a person.
Turns out it does taste like more. I made this on a chilly night last week and it's a keeper.
The recipe comes from MagnoliaDays.com, the delightful blog of Renee Dobbs of Stockbridge, Ga. Dobbs' blog covers all sorts of food and her original recipes are accompanied with photos good enough to eat.
Dobbs is part of the #SundaySupper movement started by Dunedin blogger Isabel Laessig. She'll join us for our weekly live Twitter chat on Feb. 13.
"What I like most about the soup is how it truly captures the components and flavors of a cheeseburger and fries," she says. "There's beef, cheese, potatoes, along with simple seasonings that let the ingredients shine. It's hearty and comforting too."
I agree with her. The recipe calls for whole milk, but I used low-fat and don't think the recipe was harmed at all. I also left out the celery.
As always, I am eager to see what you do with it.
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To participate online, the key is to remember #CookClub because that's how you'll want to tag everything. You'll have two weekends to make the recipe and post a photo on Instagram with your comments. The next recipe will be announced at tampabay.com on Feb. 17.
Photos and comments of the Cheeseburger Chowder are due by 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Some of the photos and comments will be printed in the Tampa Bay Times food section Feb. 19.
As part of the #CookClub conversation, join us from 7 to 8 p.m. on most Thursdays for a live #CookClub chat on Twitter. The next chat is Feb. 6 and we'll be talking about the Quick Coq au Vin we made last time.