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Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup

A tasty and hearty soup with all of the flavours of a bacon double cheeseburger.

Servings: makes 4-6 servings

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

Printable Recipe

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 8 slices smoked bacon, cut into one inch pieces 1 cup onion, diced 1/2 cup carrot, diced 1/2 cup celery, diced 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/4 cup flour 2 cups beef broth 1 cup beer 1 large yukon gold or other boiling potato, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 teaspoon 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

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 a tablespoon of the bacon grease in the pan. 3.Add the onions, carrots, celery and jalapeno and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes. 4.Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute 5.Mix in the flour and cook for a few 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 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 buns in the bacon grease and bake in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes, turning half way through.

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