Cheeseburger Wild Rice Soup

    1 tbsp canola oil
    1 lb ground beef
    1 bag (12 oz) frozen Green Giant® Steamers Mixed Vegetables
    ¼ cup chopped green pepper
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    4 cups beef broth
    ½ tsp salt
    2½ cups milk, divided
    3 tbsp all-purpose flour
    2 cups cooked wild rice
    8 oz Crystal Farms® Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    ½ lb bacon, cooked and crumbled

In large saucepan, combine first seven ingredients, cook until beef is browned. Add broth and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add 2 cups milk; heat through. Combine remaining milk and flour until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Add wild rice; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Top with bacon just before serving.

6-8 servings

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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