Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Serves 6

1 lb. 93% lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1/4 cup chopped jalapeño peppers (optional)

3 tsp. minced garlic

4 cups chicken broth

2 (10 ¾ oz. each) cans condensed Cheddar cheese soup

3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

16 oz. pkg. medium egg noodles, prepared according to pkg. directions, drained and kept warm

1/2 lb. Kowalski's Bacon, chopped, cooked crisp, drained and crumbled

1/4 cup dill pickle relish

- kosher salt and freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, to taste

2.8 oz. can of French fried onions, for garnish


In large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with onions, jalapeño and garlic; cook until the meat is no longer pink and the onion and jalapeño are soft and tender (about 10 min.). Stir in broth, condensed soup and Worcestershire sauce; heat through. Stir in cooked noodles, bacon and relish; season to taste and garnish with fried onions.