Good basic recipe! I added about 2 teaspoons of "Gourmet Burger Seasoning" when I browned the meat. I used about 1.5 cups of celery and added 1 cup of frozen riced cauliflower, as I like to sneak extra veggies into soups. I also used 96% lean ground beef and almond milk to cut calories a bit. For the cheese I used Velveeta shreds, which melted nicely. I used 6 cups of beef broth with no water and we thought the texture was thick and creamy but not goopy. The soup was a family hit!! We did not top it with anything, but think crumbled bacon would be awesome! I will make this soup again. Next time I might use less tomato paste as it kind of tasted like tomato soup. I also think you could add chopped mushrooms to the veggie mix.