Bacon Burger Soup

Here is another super easy slow cooker creation for you, Bacon Burger Soup! Don’t hesitate to double up this recipe, as you can store the extra portions in the fridge or freezer for later consumption.  I played around with some of the ingredients to make a little more friendly to the waistline, but it still provides a great flavour and will leave you with a full and satisfied belly.

I garnished my bowl of soup with ¼ of a whole wheat pita which I cut into strips and toasted in the oven.  Minimal calories, and a great alternative to crackers.

Bacon Burger Soup

1 lb extra lean ground beef

4 slices turkey bacon

2½ cups low sodium beef broth

1 can diced tomatoes

½ cup carrots – diced

4 stalks of celery – diced

1 tbsp dehydrated onion (or 1 tsp onion powder)

2 bay leaves

1 tsp thyme

salt and pepper to taste

1.  In a saucepan, cook ground beef till brown and crumbly.

2.  Cook bacon in a pan or microwave to a medium crisp.  Crumble or dice into bits.

3.  Put all ingredients into slow cooker and stir.  Turn on low heat for 6-8 hours, or turn on high heat for 3-4 hours.

Makes 4 servings

Per Serving:

Calories 265      Fat 8g      Carbs 9.5g      Protein 35g

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