Bacon Cheeseburger Beer and Cheese Soup

IMG_0408well with fall officially here I can I can now go into preparing meals which are for cooler weather.  This soup which has everything you would find in a cheeseburger hits the spot.  This soup has all the ingredients you would have in a bacon cheeseburger along with our favorite drink a beer all in one bowl of heaven.

2 lbs of lean ground beef
5 pieces of thick cut bacon
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium potato chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 jalapeno chopped
1/2 cup of flour
2 cups of beef broth
2 cans of beer of choice, I used bud light
2 tsb ketchup
1 tsp spicy mustard
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 8 oz can of tomato paste
1 cup of half and half
2 16 oz of shredded sharp cheddar cheese


In skillet fry bacon until done, remove and let rest on a paper towel.  In seperate pot fry the ground beef until it appears done.  Drain the beef in a colander to get rid of the grease. In the bacon fat add veggies and let them simmer until soft
approximately 10 minutes.  After draining the beef put back in pot and add the veggies.  Add the flour and let simmer for about 5 minutes.  Add beef broth, beer, 
ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce and tomato paste.  Add the half and half and let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes.  Add cheese and simmer another 5 minutes.  Serve into soup bowls and garnish with croutons. This soup will have everyone not wanting to leave.  Cheers !!!


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