Bacon Cheeseburger Chowder


  • 4lbs. ground beef
  • 1lb. bacon
  • 1/4 cup Ben's Heffer Dust
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 cups carrots, diced
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 2.5lbs. potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 144oz chicken stock
  • 24oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2lbs. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Pre-heat the Matador over medium heat.
  • Render the bacon until crisp, then move to the Front Row and drain excess grease.
  • Add the ground beef and cook through, draining excess grease.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes, then sauté until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  • Add the flour and garlic, stirring to create a roux.
  • Add the tomato, stock, and Worcestershire sauce, then simmer for 15-18 minutes.
  • Add the cream and return to a simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add the cheddar cheese, stirring to make sure the cheese doesn't clump.