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Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
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5 from 2 votes

Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburger Soup  is a warm, comforting meal with a little kick that's the perfect way to warm up on cold nights. You have all the flavors of a cheeseburger in a thick and creamy soup: bacon, mustard, pickles, ground beef, plus some jalapenos.
Course Soup
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium yellow or sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • dill pickle slices, optional

Instructions

  • Cook bacon until crispy in a Dutch oven. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.  Pour off grease and save for another use.
  • Add ground beef in one piece to same Dutch oven. Turn heat to medium-high and cook until browned on the bottom. Flip it over and break it into chunks. Add onion, red pepper, and green pepper.
  • Cook, stirring frequently until ground beef is no longer pink and veggies are softened. 
  • Add jalapenos and cook 1 more minute.  Drain off as much grease as possible. Season mixture lightly with salt.
  • Add beef broth, potato and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour. Stir flour into butter and cook 1 minute. Stir into soup.
  • Bring soup to a simmer.  Add milk, Velveeta cheese, and black pepper. Stir and cook on low until Velveeta is melted.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle cheddar cheese and bacon on top.
  • Sprinkle pickles on top if desired