Cheeseburger Soup


Cheeseburger Soup


4 slices smoked bacon

1 lb lean ground beef

4 tablespoons butter

1 medium onion chopped

2 stalks celery chopped

2 carrots grated

2 Yukon Gold potatoes diced

⅛ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

2 cloves garlic minced

3 tablespoons flour

3 cups chicken broth

2 cups whole milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste.


Brown  bacon in a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat. Halfway  through the browning process add the ground beef. Cook until browned  breaking it up as it browns. Drain any excess grease. Move the browned  meat to a plate.

Turn  heat to medium low; add butter. Add onions, celery, carrots and  potatoes; cook until the onions and celery start to soften. Add dried  thyme, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley and garlic. Continue  cooking 1 minute; stirring constantly.

Sprinkle  in flour and stir to coat; cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add  chicken broth and milk; alternating between the two. Simmer until  potatoes are tender.

Add  cooked beef and bacon back to the pot warming for 3-5 minutes. Remove  from the heat and slowly stir in shredded cheddar; stirring until  melted. Salt and pepper to taste.