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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Enjoy a tasty, hearty soup the whole family will love.

Gluten Free:
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Total Time:
1 Hour
Preparation Time:
Under 15 minutes
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This recipe is recommended for 6 servings
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 HERB-OX® Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 cups frozen hashbrown potatoes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded processed American cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (3-ounce) jar HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits, divided
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Sliced green onions


  1. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain well.
  2. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, carrots, celery and parsley flakes; cook, stirring frequently, 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Add water, bouillon, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover saucepan; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in small skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup in saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes longer. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Add cheese, milk, half of bacon bits, relish and pepper to saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Ladle soup into warm soup bowls. Top each serving with additional shredded cheese, remaining half of bacon bits and green onions, if desired.