Migraine Friendly Recipes: Cheeseburger Soup

I received the inspiration for this recipe from the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

2 shallots, diced
1 tblsp butter
1 tblsp olive oil
1 tblsp cream cheese
½ lb lean ground beef
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup very cold water
¼ cup flour
½ cup chicken stock
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
4 to 5 leaves cabbage, rinsed and torn into bite size pieces
1 to 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
4 to 5 pieces high quality American cheese slices from the deli counter (ex. Boar’s Head brand)

In a large saucepan, sauté shallots in butter and olive oil until tender. While the shallots are cooking, brown ground beef and garlic together in a medium sized skillet; drain. Add cream cheese to the shallot mixture and stir until melted. Vigorously stir the water and flour together with a fork until mixed well, then add to the shallots and stir with the fork continuously until mixture resembles a paste. Add chicken stock, continually stirring with fork. Add milk and heavy whipping cream, continuing to stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Add spices, cabbage, ground beef mixture and tomatoes. Continue to simmer until cabbage is at desired consistency. Add American cheese and stir until melted. Serve hot.
Heidi Gunderson is the author of Migraine-Free Cooking!, a trigger-free cookbook for migraine sufferers, endorsed by Dr. David Buchholz of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has made it her mission to help others lead a life free of pain through healthy lifestyle choices. Heidi has a degree in education, and has recently taken science courses at a nearby college with plans to earn a degree in Food Science in the future. This is a change from her original course of action to be a dietitian, because she believes a degree in food science will allow her to market migraine-friendly food to the general public. Heidi has been mentioned in numerous migraine blogs and online sites. She is also mentioned on the Migraine Research Foundation website and has had her recipes featured in the April 2011 issue of Today’s Diet & Nutrition Magazine.

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You can find more of Heidi’s recipes along with information for purchasing her book and Dr. Buchholz’s book on her websites http://migrainefreecooking.com & http://migrainefreecooking.blogspot.com

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