Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup

13 Sep

This weather always makes me want to cook soup…..I came across this recipe a little while ago and have enjoyed it every time I make it. You can make your own variations to it and it will turn out perfectly. I uploaded a little video of pictures while I was cooking. This is super easy and tastes very delicious. We hope you are all staying dry there and this recipe will surely warm your bellies!

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup by Closet Cooking

A tasty and hearty soup with all of the flavours of a bacon double cheeseburger.
Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 slices bacon (preferably smoked), cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour (rice flour for gluten free)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (~12 ounce) bottle/can beer (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1 large yukon gold or other boiling potato, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • cayenne to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease oil
  • 2 hamburger buns, cut into 1 inch cubes (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 4 tablespoons pickle, diced (optional)
Directions
  1. Cook the ground beef in a large sauce an over medium heat, about 8-10 minutes, and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon in the pan, about 5-7 minutes, and set aside on paper towels reserving about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the pan and 1 tablespoon for later.
  3. Add the onions, carrots, celery and jalapeno and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute
  5. Mix in the flour and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the broth, beer, bacon, beef, potato, ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce and tomatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Add the lettuce, milk and cheese and cook until the cheese has melted without bringing it back to a boil.
  8. Season with cayenne, salt and pepper and enjoy!
  9. While the soup is cooking, toss the bun cubes in the reserved bacon grease and bake in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes, turning half way through.
  10. Serve garnished with the croutons and pickle.

 

 

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