All the ingredients of your favorite cheeseburger are included in this chunky soup.
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 8-oz. pkg. pasteurized process cheese spread, cubed
1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 pound bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
How to Make It
Combine first 8 ingredients in large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Stir in ground beef and 2 cups milk.
Whisk together flour and remaining milk in a small bowl until smooth; gradually whisk into soup. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; add cheese and stir until melted. Add cayenne pepper, if desired. Top with bacon just before serving.