Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup.

This past weekend my little family was invited to a Quarter Packer Party.  You know, it's a party for the first quarter of the game only because it's a 7 pm game and there are babies invited.  Genius!

When I found out soup was on the menu I got to work coming up with a recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Soup.  And the best part?  You make it in the crock pot!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
Recipe by Mom Taught Us

4 cups beef broth
1 bottle pale ale (or whatever beer you have on hand)
2 cups milk
12 ounces velveenta cheese
1 can cheddar soup
1 cup ketchup
1 pound ground beef (cooked up with onion and garlic to taste)
1 package smoked bacon (if you are local, I highly recommend Nueske's Cherry or Apple Wood Smoke) (cooked and cut into bite size pieces)
Splash of bacon grease
2 cups diced hashbrowns
1/2 cup dried soup greens (this was from the amish market and could easily be omitted)
Salt and pepper to taste (you probably won't need much salt thanks to the bacon)

Place all of the ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for about 8 hours. Serve topped with shredded cheese for the effect of a melty burger.

This soup was pretty delicious. I was nervous after adding the beer; the flavor was pretty strong through most of the cooking process, but calmed down upon the soup's completion.

No picture, as usual, with soup. I need pointers on photographing soup!

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