Bacon Cheeseburger Soup takes classic cheeseburger toppings like cheddar cheese, onions, tomato and lettuce and makes them into a hot, bowl of comfort food.
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup takes classic Cheeseburger Soup and adds BACON! Your favorite comfort food in soup form, does it get any better?
This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
I first had Cheeseburger Soup at a holiday party. To be honest, it didn’t sound too appetizing. There it sat in a slow cooker with a ladle. But I’ve never been one to turn my nose up without trying something, so I gave it a whirl.
Magic happened. I was eating cheeseburgers with a spoon! The only thing that could take this cheeseburger soup up a notch was… drumroll please… BACON! Because, well, bacon makes everything better!
I started my research on other Cheeseburger Soup recipes and was startled to find out that most of them use carrots and celery. Okay, I get it, those are basics for many soups, but never have I ever had carrots, nor celery on my classic, all-American cheeseburger. Have you? It’s just weird.
I also found that most used processed Velveeta cheese and while this is great for queso dips and other recipes, I’ve ordered my bacon cheeseburger with… Velveeta. So that was out. Real cheddar, CHECK!
Potatoes, however, did get the nod to stay in my Bacon Cheeseburger Soup because burgers are commonly served with fries, so this was my way of incorporating those in. Russet potatoes are your best bet for soup because of the starch content and they are hearty enough to not disintegrate while cooking.
Leftover Hot Dog Bun Croutons were close enough to a hamburger bun and added crunch. Feel free to garnish your Bacon Cheeseburger Soup however you’d adorn your burger. Mine boosts shredded lettuce, fresh tomatoes and relish with a twist of fresh pepper.
All of these items are important, but the most important is the beef. Duh. No amount of condiments can make a crappy cheeseburger taste good. It all starts with the beef.
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Even though this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup isn’t a slow cooker recipe, you can transfer the finish product into a slow cooker and keep on low to serve at parties. Set bowls with the garnishes out so people can make their own soup just like a burger bar!
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- 1 pound Certified Angus Beef® brand Ground Beef
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 white onion , chopped
- 1 Russet potato , peeled and cubed
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 medium tomatoes , seeded and pulp removed, cubed
- 1 cup bacon , cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup lettuce , shredded
- 1 cup Hot Dog Bun Croutons
In a medium skillet, brown ground beef until no pink remains. Crumble into smaller bits. Drain and set aside.
In a large Dutch oven or pot, melt unsalted butter. Add chopped onion and potato. Saute until onion starts to soften and potatoes brown, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Add flour, tossing to coat.
Pour in chicken broth and milk. Add fine sea salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder. Stir and bring to a low simmer.
Simmer until potatoes are soft, approximately 10 minutes.
Stir in shredded cheese and sour cream. Continue to stir until incorporated.
Before serving, add tomatoes and cooked ground beef.
Top each bowl with shredded lettuce, crumbled bacon and Hot Dog Bun Croutons.
Even though this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup isn't a slow cooker recipe, you can transfer the finish product into a slow cooker and keep on low to serve at parties. Set bowls with the garnishes out so people can make their own soup just like a burger bar!
In a pinch, you can use condensed canned Cheddar Soup instead of making the soup base from scratch. Follow the can instructions for adding water and omit cheddar cheese, chicken stock and milk.