Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Posted: September 27

Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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This recipe takes fast food and makes it cozy. Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect dish to make on an indulgent weekend. It’s a little more hands-on than a typical slow cooker recipe (you’ll have to cook the beef separately and make a roux to thicken the soup), but the result is worth it. Beefy, bacon, cheesy goodness delivered in a bowl. Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is as scrumptious as it sounds.


• 4 small russet potatoes, peeled and diced • 1 small white or yellow onion, chopped • 1 cup carrots, shredded • 1 teaspoon dried basil • 1 teaspoon dried parsley • 3 cups chicken broth • 1 pound lean ground beef • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped • 3 tablespoons butter • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 2 cups milk • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 2 cups pepper-jack cheese or cheddar cheese, shredded • green onion, optional, chopped, for garnish


Step 1

Place the potatoes, carrots, onions, dried basil, and parsley into a large slow-cooker.

Step 2

Pour the chicken broth over the vegetables and cover with the lid.

Step 3

Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or high heat for 4-5 hours, until the potatoes are tender.

Step 4

About 45 minutes before serving, crumble and cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove-top until the beef is no longer pink in the middle, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 5

Drain the grease from the skillet and pour the cooked ground beef into the slow cooker.

Step 6

Add in the cooked, chopped bacon.

Step 7

Wipe out the hot skillet with a paper towel carefully and add the butter. When the butter melts, whisk in the flour and cook until bubbly and golden brown, about 1 minute.

Step 8

Then whisk in the milk, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Step 9

Add the shredded cheese into the slow cooker. Stir once more.

Step 10

Cover with the lid and cook until the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Step 11

Garnish with the chopped green onion and serve.

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