Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

An easy and hearty slow cooker soup that tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Happy New Year! The first post of 2015 so clearly we have some end of 2014 recapping to do before moving on, right?

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the top 10 recipes from in 2014!

I have to say, I’m glad vacation is over and school is starting back up. Not because I’m over vacation but this vacation was a major downer. Everyone was sick for the entire time, right up ’till the last moment. Brutal colds and ear infections. Fun fun. I’d officially like to live in a bubble. I swear I’m not going to turn into a germaphobe, but being sick is the pits and happy to put all of that behind us… until next time, because it’s inevitable.

And in entertainment news – I started binge watching White Collar from the beginning. It took me until half way through the first season until I realized one of the main characters is the most recent Superman. What?! (Edited to add: wrong guy, but they look so much alike they could be brothers!) Also, we’re giving True Detective a try. Of course we’re only an episode in so I don’t have much to say about that yet. It always takes a few episodes for me to decide if I really like something or not. That’s what happened with Orange is the New Black. Strange show and definitely takes at least a few episodes to get into, but then you’re hooked on the characters and quirkiness. And of course now I have to wait until something like June for that to start back up. But, in the meantime I have White Collar and all of the new shows starting back up. I like my night downtime, what can I say?! It’s quiet and relaxing. What shows are you most looking forward to starting back up… Downton Abbey, Scandal…?

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Something else I love, especially in the Winter… soup. Warm, hearty, comforting soup.

I went on a mission to make a soup that tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger and had 100% success. If you’re looking for the perfect, creamy and flavorful soup that tastes exactly like your favorite bacon cheeseburger… look no further!

This slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup has a smooth cheesy base and is loaded with all the fixings from beef to onions, peppers and of course the ever essential bacon and pickles (on the side – or rather top) and more!

An absolute must make soup this winter!

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

An easy and hearty slow cooker soup that tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Ingredients:

1lb ground beef, cooked and drained of fat
15oz petite diced tomatoes, drained
1C onion, chopped
1/4C celery, chopped
1/2C carrot, chopped
1/2C green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4C potatoes, cubed
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4C chicken broth
8oz block cheddar cheese, shredded
1C heavy cream
3 Tbsp flour

Directions:

To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add beef, vegetables, salt, pepper, chili powder and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours.

When 4 hours is up, stir in shredded cheese. Combine cream and flour until smooth. Pour into soup, stir to combine. Continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes covered.

Serve with bacon, pickle slices and additional cheese, if desired.

*For a lower fat option, substitute ground chicken for beef.

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