Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup & 3 IngredientPeanut Butter Cup Fudge

This is good eating. Glad I found this recipe. 

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

_dsc0428 We could probably indulge in a good cheeseburger at any point of the year, but there are certain times (like when we're snowed in and have no choice but to snuggle up) when a hearty soup is just what the doctor ordered. We were faced with a similar situation recently and this delicious, slow cooker, bacon cheeseburger soup absolutely hit the spot and warmed us up from the inside out! This one, packed with beef, veggies, cheese and bacon, is easy to make and your whole family will love it!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Serves 8


1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained of fat
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (32 oz.) container chicken broth
4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili powder, optional
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
bacon, crumbled optional

Recipe adapted from Baked By Rachel


1. Place ground beef, tomatoes, potatoes, carrot, bell pepper, onion, celery and garlic in your slow cooker and pour chicken stock over the top 
2. Season with chili powder, salt and pepper, then stir everything together. Cover slow cooker, turn on HIGH and cook for 3-4 hours, or until vegetables are softened.
3. Stir flour into heavy cream until no chunks remain, then pour mixture, along with cheddar cheese, into slow cooker
4. Stir to combine, then cover and cook for another 20-30 minutes, then ladle into soup bowls, top with cheese and crumbled bacon, if using, and serve hot!

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

All you need are 3 ingredients, a microwave, and an unhealthy appetite.
Photo by Meg Josephson

Candy is everyone’s best friend when it comes to the corner store, but not when it comes to home-baking. It involves candy thermometers, lots of hot syrup, and long waiting periods. Personally, I have burned my hand with hot syrup and broken a candy thermometer, and I’m here to tell you it’s no fun.

This recipe for fudge gives the same, delicious result but without all the fuss. All you need are 3 ingredients, a microwaveable bowl, an 8×8-inch pan, and a microwave. You do still have the waiting period to allow the fudge to set, but once you taste the final product, you won’t be sorry you waited.

Photo by Meg Josephson

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 36



3 cups milk chocolate chips
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
24 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Line an 8×8-in. pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with up to 16 whole peanut butter cups in a single layer; set aside.

Photo by Meg Josephson

In a microwave-safe bowl, stir the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted and smooth.

Photo by Meg Josephson

Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter cups in the pan and smooth the top.

Photo by Meg Josephson

Chop up the remaining peanut butter cups and press into the top.

Photo by Meg Josephson

Allow the fudge to reach room temperature (about 1 hour), before placing in the refrigerator to cool completely until solid. Remove the fudge from the pan using the aluminum foil and cut into 36 bars.

Photo by Katherine O'Malley

This dessert is rich, meaning very sweet. And good.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Fudge


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