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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Charlotte Hancey
Crispy bacon, ground beef, sharp cheddar, and onions are combined with vegetables and a creamy broth for the most comforting, delicious soup.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1/2 lb bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup onion (yellow or white), diced
  • 2 cups potato, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 oz beef broth (low sodium)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, 2% or whole
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • Bread bowls for serving, optional


  • Heat a large dutch oven or stock pot over medium-high. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Drain and set aside.
  • Add ground beef to the same pan. Crumble and cook until browned. Drain grease if needed.
  • Add onions, potatoes, carrots, ground mustard, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the ground beef. Stir to combine. Add beef broth, stir, and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • In a small saucepan or skillet, melt butter. Add flour and whisk to form a roux or paste. Add to soup and quickly stir until combined well (Use a wide whisk if possible).
  • Increase heat to medium, add milk, and stir for a few minutes. Add 3 cups of cheese and stir until melted. Add bacon and stir.
  • Serve immediately. Top individual servings with remaining cheese.


  1. Cook 1 lb of bacon (instead of half) and use the extra for topping individual servings if desired.
  2. Add fresh, diced jalapeno if you want some spice. 
Keyword bacon, cheeseburger, ground beef, sharp cheddar, soup
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