Bacon Cheeseburger Soup-Crockpo

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup-Crockpot Edition!
– Brown your hamburger meat and onion in a skillet. Transfer to crockpot.
-Empty 1 bag of hashbrowns into crockpot, or desired about of diced potatoes.
-Add in 1 can of cream of potato and 1 can in cheddar cheese.
-Add 2 cans of water.
-Season with your preference( parsley flakes is one of mine) and stir really well. Mix in bacon bits.
-Stir in 2 cups of heavy cream and 2 cups of shredded cheese. I usually use basic cheddar cheese and my husband tops his bowl with shredded pepper-jack.
-Cook on low for 6 hours

Q1: Can I use frozen ground beef in this recipe? Yes, you can use frozen ground beef, but it’s recommended to thaw it first for food safety reasons. If you’re in a hurry, you can use the defrost function on your microwave to thaw the meat quickly.

Q2: Can I substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon? Yes, you can substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon if you prefer a leaner option. Just keep in mind that turkey bacon may have a slightly different flavor and texture compared to traditional pork bacon.

Q3: Can I make this soup ahead of time and freeze it? Yes, you can make Bacon Cheeseburger Soup in advance and freeze it. Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers or freezer-safe bags. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Q4: Can I use a different type of cheese? Certainly! You can experiment with different types of cheese to suit your taste preferences. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend of cheeses work well in this recipe. Choose a cheese that melts smoothly for the best results.

Q5: Can I omit the potatoes to make it low-carb? Yes, you can omit the potatoes to make the soup low-carb. You can add extra vegetables like cauliflower florets or broccoli instead, or simply enjoy the soup without any added starch.

Q6: How long should I cook the soup in the Crockpot? Cooking times can vary based on your specific Crockpot model and settings. Generally, on low heat, the soup should cook for about 6-8 hours, and on high heat, it should cook for about 3-4 hours. However, it’s essential to check for doneness and tenderness of the ingredients, especially the potatoes, before serving.

Q7: Can I use pre-cooked bacon and pre-shredded cheese to save time? Yes, using pre-cooked bacon and pre-shredded cheese can save you time and effort in preparation. However, if you prefer the taste of freshly cooked bacon, you might want to cook it yourself. Also, pre-shredded cheese often contains anti-caking agents, which can affect the texture of the soup. If possible, shredding cheese fresh from a block is recommended for the creamiest results.

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