Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder



We've had some colder days again lately, and these days call for soup. On one of those days recently, I pulled out a new recipe to try. It was quite simple to make, and we were amazed at how tasty it was! Perfect to warm up with over our evening meal ...


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Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder

Course: Soup
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Total Time: 45 Min
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 pound potatoes (about 2 medium) peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 12 ounces process cheese (Velveeta) cubed (about 2-1/4 cups)
  • 3 bacon strips cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook beef, onion and pepper over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Add garlic to beef mixture; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended.

  2. Gradually stir in milk. Add potatoes, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  3. Add cheese; stir until melted. Sprinkle servings with bacon.

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I'm always looking for new soup/chowder recipes, so it was fun to add one to my growing collection.

Have you tried a new soup recipe lately?


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