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Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder

The taste of a good bacon cheeseburger is hard to beat until you try this cheeseburger chowder! It's hearty, convenient and family-friendly. —Kristin Stone, Little Elm, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 pound potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 12 ounces Velveeta, cubed (about 2-1/4 cups)
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook beef, onion and pepper over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Add garlic to beef mixture; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended.
  • Gradually stir in milk. Add potatoes, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Add cheese; stir until melted. Sprinkle servings with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 473 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1047mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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