Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
 
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ pound thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Garnish: chopped green onion
Instructions
  1. In a medium Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in pot.
  2. Add ground chuck, onion, garlic, and steak seasoning; cook, stirring frequently, until browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes. Remove beef mixture using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving ½ cup drippings in pot.
  3. Stir flour into drippings in pot, and cook until bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth until smooth. Stir in beef mixture, milk, tomatoes, cheese, relish, and Worcestershire, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in bacon, and cook just until heated through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with green onion, if desired.
Notes
Kitchen Tip: For quick cheese toast, sprinkle sandwich bread, hamburger buns, or hot dogs buns with shredded cheese, and broil just until melted.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/bacon-cheeseburger-soup-recipe/