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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This is probably one of my best, wintertime soups. And I hate to even call it a soup, more like a cheeseburger chowdah to be honest. Creamy, cheesy, thick and delicious. Many will make it a Deluxe or even a Royal with the addition of diced tomatoes and/or onions. By all means double it if you are cooking for more than two. After all, what soup isn't better the second day?
 

Ingredients

For 2 people

Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 ounces ground beef
  • 4 -6 ounces yellow American cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Directions

    Whisk the melted butter and flour in a small bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, add ground beef over medium heat, breaking apart with a spatula or large spoon. Cook, continuing to break apart, until cooked through. Carefully drain grease and return to stove. Add bacon, milk, yolks and pepper, stirring well. Bring to scalding, stirring frequently and add cheese, bacon and butter mixture(roux). Stir well and continue cooking and stirring until thick, creamy and cheese has completely melted. Serve hot.
    If you decide to make this either a Deluxe or Royal version, simple add diced tomatoes at the very end or cook a quarter cup diced onion with burger.
     
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