It's a cold one out there today.....-25 when we woke up. Nothing unnecessary gets done outside on days like this. Shane fed this morning leaving Stone and me at home base. It's always good to have us at home on days like this with a radio in case he gets stalled, stuck, or has problems. Plus, it's not wise to have a child out in weather like this either. I decided to make Shane's favorite soup for lunch.....a way to thank him for braving the cold and letting us stay warm at home. I'm not sure if you've ever had hamburger soup or cheeseburger soup, but if you have this version is sure to delight you! I actually made this recipe up and after some trial and error I feel that I came up with a winner. So, here goes:
Cheyenne’s Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
4-5 slices of Bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 ½ lbs. of Hamburger
1 onion, diced
6 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup of shredded or grated carrots
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 4 oz. can of Green Chiles, diced
3 cups of water
4 cube of Beef Bouillon
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, to taste
1 ½ cups of Milk
Thickener: ½ cup of Milk and 3 TB. Of Flour
1 ½ to 2 cups of Velveeta, cubed
Cut up the bacon and put in a large soup pot to brown over medium heat.
After it is half done, put in the hamburger.
Break the burger up into little pieces while it cooks, blending it with the bacon. As the hamburger cooks, add the diced onion.
Allow to cook together for a bit until the hamburger is brown. Add the potatoes, carrots, garlic, and green chiles.
Stir together and cook for a few minutes. Add the water, beef bouillon cubes, and seasonings.
Allow to boil for a 15-20 minutes to allow the vegetables to soften. Add the milk and heat through. In the meantime, using a whisk mix up the thickener.
Then slowly add it to the hot soup. Once mixed in, add the cubed Velveeta and allow to melt….stirring quite often.
Once the cheese is melted, the soup is ready. Enjoy!
This soup is easy to make! It's hearty, cheesy, and cowboy-approved.....what's not to love?! I submitted this recipe to Allrecipes.com. Hopefully they agree and put it in with all the others.....although there is no other Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup recipe on there yet so I'm sure they will approve it. I hope you try this recipe.....I think you will love it!
We are all house-bound this afternoon.....may venture out to water our horses later today again. It's important to make sure they have lots of fresh water when they are standing around eating hay. I know this.....I'm glad I'm not a critter stuck out in this weather....how brutal Mother Nature can be. Here's hoping you are all staying warm out there! ~Cheyenne