Mom my makes a cheeseburger soup and the first time I heard of it I was skeptical. I thought cheeseburger soup? Well when I had it I realized it was
pretty darn good! I love any soup that has cheese in it of course. So I had to make my version of cheeseburger soup only I added bacon and different
ingredients. I didn't have any idea how it would come out but it came out so good!! I also got to use my soup tureen that I never get to use so that
was a plus!
Mblah's Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
1 lb ground beef
2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Evoo)
3/4 lb of bacon cooked and cut into pieces
1 small onion chopped
2 tbs butter
1 3/4 cups fresh chopped mushrooms
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
6 small red potatoes, diced
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup of flour
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1 can plain diced tomatoes, drained
16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ( I used one 16 ounce brick and cut it into small cubes)
***most people use Velveeta cheese for this recipe but I do not like Velveeta. (Dont shoot me!)
***I am going to give the stove top directions for this since it is quicker. I used the oven because I used a soup tureen and I didnt use Velveeta
which melts quicker than brick cheese. I will add how i made it in the oven after this one.
1. In a large stock pot (one that will hold at least 5 cups of liquid) brown the beef in the evoo. Drain, set aside.
2. In the same pot add the butter, onions, mushrooms, basil and parsley and cook til onions are clear, about 10mins. Make sure to stir while cooking
and keep the heat at about a medium temperature.
3. In another small sauce pot while the onions and mushrooms are cooking boil some water and cook the potatoes til done.
4. Once the potato and onion mixture are done add both to the stock pot with the chicken broth, beef, bacon and milk. Cook about 10mins then add the
flour (you want to whisk the flour in), tomatoes, sour cream and cheese. Cook til cheese is throughly melted then you are done!
**Preheat oven to 375F
Steps 1 and 2 are the same for the oven only you can use a regular sauce pan or satuee pan to cook the beef and onion mixture in. You don't need a
huge stock pot for that.
The next few steps are different.
In a soup tureen or soup pot that can go in the oven add the cooked beef with the cooked onion mixture (mushrooms and herbs), potatoes (uncooked),
chicken broth, cheese (this is the cubed cheese version) and milk. Cook 30mins. Next add the flour and again you want to whisk the flour in. After the
flour add the bacon, tomatoes and sour cream. Cook another 30mins. You will want to stir it while it cooks ever so often that way the cheese gets
blended in when it melts. Once the cheese is throughly melted and blended you are done. It takes about an hour in the oven total.
If you don't know what a soup tureen is the pot on the far right is a soup tureen. This particular one I was super happy to get! It is really hard to
find a complete soup tureen in this pattern since it is a discontinued pattern from the 70s. Yes I like my vintage!!
I will be eating this for days! I might have to make some bread to go with it this week as well!
edit on 4/10/2013 by mblahnikluver because: