This is a soup I came up with for my grandkids and it's based on an American fast food favorite...bacon cheeseburgers with fries! I know it sounds off-the-wall, but the flavors we all love in this classic combination translate surprisingly well into a soup too. Besides, anything with bacon in it can't be all bad (can I get an "amen")? This soup is a snap to prep, goes from stove to table in about 30 minutes, and it tastes amazing! Give it a try this week...I bet your kids will love the idea of "cheeseburger soup"


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 2 cans cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 4 cups buttermilk (or plain milk)
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened but not melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 4-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • croutons (optional)
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