Hubby found a recipe for bacon cheeseburger soup last week and sent it to me on Facebook. It is rare for him to send me recipes and so even though I wasn’t sure if I would like this bacon cheeseburger soup I decided to make it for him. I’m really glad I did because it is delicious! Also, I adore soup and could eat it every day, even in the summer, but Hubby generally doesn’t want soup as an entire meal like I do.
The original recipe he found, I of course, changed up just a bit. The originally called for a green bell pepper but I generally don’t like them in soup so I left that out completely. The seasoning was a big change, the original called for chili powder but when we eat burgers we always put Montreal steak seasoning on them so I decided to use that as the main seasoning in this soup. I also opted to use beef stock in my version rather than chicken stock because I wanted that beefy flavor to be more prominent.
Garnish with as much crispy crumbled bacon, more grated cheese and, if you like, add some crisp pickles or pickle relish on top as well to brighten the flavor of the soup. I hate pickles myself so I left this out of my bowl.
This recipe makes a huge pot of soup and will feed a crowd. The leftovers are even better the next day!
Is this a soup you will try making? What changes would you make?