Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder Recipe
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Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder Recipe

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A good bacon cheeseburger is hard to beat, until you taste this chowder. It's hearty, convenient, and even kids want more. —Kristin Stone, Little Elm, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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 process cheese (Velveeta), cubed (about 2-1/4 cups)
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 473 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1047mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein .


  1. 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 up beef into crumbles; drain. Add garlic to beef mixture; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended.
  2. 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.
  3. Add cheese; stir until melted. Sprinkle servings with bacon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder in Taste of Home November 2014, p88

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Moedogcush 239180
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"Thanks for a flavorful and hearty recipe. Will definitely make again. I added worchershire, salt & pepper, extra garlic powder, banana pepper and onion flakes. Next time I will par-cook the potatoes and finish them in the chowder to speed up the process."

gloriangel 239140
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Excellent meal for a cool damp foggy evening at home!"

annecooks 238541
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I made this last night for my husband. I don't really know what I was expecting, but was a little disappointed with the outcome. The main reason I made it was because I had all the ingredients. I only had a taste, but to me it tasted like Hamburger Helper. Probably won't make it again."

braund6101 226026
Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Very Good! Very Tasty! I couldn't believe how much it tasted like a cheeseburger. Will definitely be making this again."

SLadd1 221590
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"looks really good, have not tried it yet., making it tonight!"

kathyteski 219643
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Won first place at Souper Bowl on 2/1/2015 !"

markapool 217019
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"One word describes this dish: FANTASTIC!!!!!"

ChrisGardinier 215545
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I just tried this chowder and it was just what we wanted on this cold winter day. I added a little bit more potato and some cracked pepper. This has just become one of our favorite soups for the cold winter months."

karengibbs 214601
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"I made this for my family of 4 and they loved it. I followed the recipe,it wasn't enough,so tonight i'm gonna double the ingredients.This is DELICIOUS!!!"

daduk 185356
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Made this dish recently and it was awesome! Made the recipe as stated and I have to say my husband was in seventh heaven. It is like having mac and cheese with potatoes which I think is an awesome idea. Will definitely make this again in the future......"

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