So I figured I’d give The Slow Roasted Italian Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup a whirl. First off I have to warn you that I almost never measure anything. I just wing it and it drives my mother crazy. Since I’m going to be posting some recipes I’ll try to work on that. This is the recipe I used from The Slow Roasted Italian

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Beer Cheese Soup
serves 8

12 ounces thick cut bacon, uncooked
1 pound lean ground beef
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 (12 ounce) beer (I used Blue Moon) NOTE: I also used Blue Moon
4 cups half and half NOTE: I didn’t have Half & Half so I just used milk
16 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
What I personally added to the mix:
1 Medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 cups shredded potatoes/hash browns
croutons, pickles, bacon bits (optional garnishes)

Warm an 8 quart pot over high heat. Using clean scissors; cut bacon into pot. Cook bacon until lightly crisp, stirring occasionally. NOTE: I also added a chopped medium onion at this point as well as 2 cloves chopped garlic and 2 cups of hash browns (shredded potatoes).

Add beef into pot. Break beef up with a wooden spoon. Cook until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Drain bacon/beef drippings as necessary; only leave about 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan. Tip for checking drippings: Scrape all meat to one side, tip pan. Drippings will pool on the side. Use a spoon to remove drippings as necessary.

Stir in flour, seasoning and paprika. Stir until flour is coated. Add beer and scrape the bottom of the pot with a spoon to deglaze the pan, allow to cook for 3 minutes. Add half & half. Stir to combine and bring to a bubble. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Allow to simmer until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.

Garnish with croutons, bacon, pickles, whatever you like on your burger. Enjoy!

Now I personally garnished mine with some sour cream, shredded cheese, and baked onion rings!

All in all it wasn’t bad. Joe liked it. The beer taste was personally too over powering for me. So personally I’d use a different beer next time or only 6 oz. It’s only the 2 of us so I have A TON left, which I’ll probably freeze.