Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.

Close up of a chunky soup recipe with potatoes, beef and bacon.

How has your winter been going? Surprisingly we have been having pretty mild weather. That doesn’t mean though that it hasn’t been cold. While the -20’s from last year haven’t hit yet, we have consistent 30-degree bundle up weather. So I try to keep warm, comforting soup recipes like this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on the stovetop to keep warm.

Cheeseburger Soup with pickles, cheese, tomatoes and homemade croutons on the top.

What show do you recommend on Netflix during the Winter?

For this Mitten Movie Night, I am finishing up the 4th season of Schitt’s Creek. This is easily one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen in a long time. Right up there with my favorite show 30 Rock. It’s a binge-able show, perfect for when you’re stuck in the house.

Want more cold weather soup recipes? Check these out:

What beer goes well with a hearty soup recipe?

The beer: Amber Ale from Bell’s Brewery

While everyone is enjoying Hopslam, I am pairing this year-round Bell’s offering with everything from hearty soups to turkey sandwiches.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on a soup ready to eat.

How to make Bacon Cheeseburger Soup:

Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.

Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.

While the meat is cooking chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.

Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.

Steps for making soup made of ground beef and bacon.

Now add the tomato paste. I like this soup with a tomato base if you prefer it less so decrease the tomato paste by 3 ounces. It will not have anything to do with the thickness.

Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.

Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.

How To Make Croutons in the Air Fryer:

Cut any bread you like into cubes. I used day-old butterfly rolls from my store bakery. This recipe made about 2 cups of croutons.

Add the cubes of bread to a bowl then drizzle with 2 Tbs. olive oil, 1 tsp parsley flakes, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Cut up bread in an air fryer tray ready to cook for homemade croutons.

Add the bread to the tray of the air fryer. Set air fryer to 390 degrees and air fry for 10 minutes, flipping the croutons halfway through.

Homemade croutons made in the air fryer.

They come out so crunchy but not hard and full of flavor. Perfect on top of soups like this or salads.

Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.

Add the shredded cheese and pickles. The pickles are optional of course, you can always leave them out and let people add their own.

Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons. And here you are……

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with toppings and a pot of it off to the side. Served with a craft beer.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.
  2. Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.
  3. Chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.
  4. Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.
  5. Add the tomato paste.
  6. Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.
  7. Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.
  9. Add the shredded cheese and pickles. (pickle is optional)
  10. Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons.

Ham It Up Cheese Ball

This Ham It Up Cheese Ball is a quick and easy appetizer recipe.  Serve up with chips or crackers and you are ready to party!

Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten

This week for Mitten Movie Night I’m shaking things up a bit!  No beer pairing.  Instead, I am sharing a quick appetizer that can be made for all the fun parties and tailgates that are going on for Fall.  Just a few ingredients and you’ve got a creamy, cheesy, hammy cheese ball recipe.

Usually, Friday night is the night hubby and I relax.  Watch a movie, grab a good beer after eating a great dinner.  But tonight is different because I have another date…with my 10-year-old!  We are heading to see author Johnathan Rand at the local Middle School.  On a trip 3 years ago to Mackinac Island we found his Michigan Chillers books so we purchased a few.  Since then Big A’s collection has grown quite extensively to include most of the American Chillers as well.  Here he is a few years ago for ‘Dress Like A Book Character Day’ in honor of Kentucky Komodo Dragons.

Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten

It was exciting when I was reading our local newspaper and found out he was coming right here to our little town!  We may be small but we have a great Chamber of Commerce, the Dogwood Fine Arts which is putting this together as well as Southwestern Michigan College who put on plays that just make my jaw drop.  It’s a great place to live in the Bottom Left of the Mitten.  So he and I are going to head there while Dad & Little A stay home.

Ok, on to the cheese ball!  I am making this for a party that we are going to tomorrow.  Hayride, good friends, good food.  I’m excited.  The nice thing about this is it takes just a few ingredients and quick even though it does require some serious stirring.  Check out the video below………

Serve with some pita chips and this cheese ball is party perfect!

And here you are….

Ham It Up Cheese Ball | Bottom Left of the Mitten

 From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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**Music ‘A Hoot’ by Partners in Rhyme

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Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten


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Ham It Up Cheese Ball

Just a few ingredients and you've got a creamy, cheesy, Ham It Up Cheese Ball that you can serve with chips or crackers. Party perfection!

Course Appetizers
Cuisine Appetizer, Holiday

Prep Time 10 minutes

Servings
cheese ball


Ingredients

Course Appetizers
Cuisine Appetizer, Holiday

Prep Time 10 minutes

Servings
cheese ball


Ingredients


Instructions
  1. Chop green onions and ham into small pieces so that you get a little in each bite.

  2. Add both packages of cream cheese to a bowl. Then add seasoning salt and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir. Add green onions and ham. Finish stirring until all ingredients combined.

  3. Add 1 cup of combined cheeses. Stir until a ball is formed.

  4. On a separate plate put the additional 1/2 cup of cheese. Roll the ball into the cheese. When all cheese has stuck transfer to another plate.

  5. Serve with Pita Chips or Crackers. Enjoy!

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