Monday, January 17, 2011

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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I adapted this recipe from one given to me by a friend. It's nice and warm and so good on a cold Winter day!

1-1/2 cups water
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed small
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (I use the garlic in a jar)
1 Tbs beef bouillon granules
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
2-1/2 cups milk (divided)
3 Tbs flour
8 oz process American cheese, cubed (such as Velveeta)
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a large Dutch Oven, combine the first 6 ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk; heat through. Combine flour and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add bacon, stir until mixed.

Makes 6-8 servings.

This soup is even better the next day, when the flavors have had a chance to blend.

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