I have made Cheeseburger Soup before, but not one that tastes EXACTLY like a cheeseburger. Most recipes just have elements of a cheeseburger, but this recipe has it all. This is a recipe I found and adapted from Paula Deen. There is also a fun recipe for a bread to serve along the side using hambuger buns. I will share that recipe with you tomorrow.
I must say my husband and oldest son were big fans of this soup and said it really does taste just like a cheeseburger. The really unique addition to this soup is the dill pickle relish, which I always keep in my pantry. It is perfect to mix into your tuna for a tuna sandwich. I must say my favorite part of the soup was the French fried onions on top. We also enjoyed some extract pickle relish mixed in.
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
- 10 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tsp. garlic, minced
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (10.75 oz) can cheddar cheese soup
- 2 Tbsp, Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
- 1 (2.8 oz) can of French fried onions
- In a large soup pot or dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from the pot and drain on paper towels.
- Add ground beef, onion , and garlic to pot with bacon grease. Cook until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain off grease.
- Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cheese soup, and Worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through. Mix in pickle relish.
- Serve in bowls topped with the cooked bacon followed by the French fried onions. Serves 6 to 8.