Cheeseburger Soup for the Crockpot
1.5-2 Pounds cooked ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
2 Cans (14.5 ounce) Diced Tomatoes
1 pound bacon, cooked & broken into pieces
6-7 small to medium Potatoes, Cubed (or can substitute shredded
potatoes/hashbrowns if you want to freeze ahead)
1 Cup of chopped or shredded carrots
8 oz pkg of cream cheese Cubed
8 Cups of Chicken Broth
2 teaspoons of Salt
1 teaspoon of Pepper
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of flour
3 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded
Place cooked ground beef, garlic, diced tomatoes, 1/2 of the cooked
bacon, onion, potatoes, carrots, cream cheese, chicken broth, salt and
pepper into the crockpot. Cook on low for 7 hours. One hour before
done cooking, whisk milk and flour together and pour into the crockpot.
Add the 3 cups of cheese at this time as well. Let cook another hour or
so. Top with shredded cheese and bacon pieces.
Freezer to crockpot Instructions :
Cook bacon & ground beef.
Crumble the bacon & place half of it in a quart sized freezer bag.
Chop the carrots & onion.
Chop the cream cheese into cubes.
Substitute 6-7 potatoes for 3-4 cups of hashbrowns.
Add all ingredients except milk, flour and cheese to the gallon size
(Can freeze cheese in another freezer bag to make sure you have enough
on cooking day)
Label & Freeze as flat as possible.
Get out of freezer the night before to let thaw. (If you forget, can
cook frozen, just add an extra hour of cooking time to it)
On cooking day, follow instructions in original recipe