Bacon-Cheeseburger Soup

Bacon-Cheeseburger Soup

This hearty, meat-and-potatoes soup tastes like a cheeseburger, but can be eaten with a spoon.



30 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon,
  • 1 pound ground sirloin,
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided,
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided,
  • ¾ cup diced onion,
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour,
  • 4 cups nonfat milk,
  • 1 14.5-ounce can unsalted beef broth,
  • ¼ cup ketchup,
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard,
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and diced,
  • 8 ounces shredded extra-sharp Cheddar,
  • 1 medium ripe tomato, diced,
  • 2 scallions, sliced,

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

In a large stockpot, cook bacon over medium to medium-high heat until crisp, 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove to paper towels.

Step 2

Crumble ground sirloin into pot and season with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Brown 4 minutes, breaking apart with a wooden spoon. Remove to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and cook 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth. Increase heat to medium-high and whisk in ketchup, mustard and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir in diced potatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Add ground sirloin back to pot. Divide soup among 6 bowls. Crumble bacon. Top each serving with tomato, scallions and crumbled bacon.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.