However, this recipe will work just fine with regular supermarket ground beef as well, so don’t let my meat-grinding obsession scare you off. In addition to your ground beef, you’re going to need some bacon (natch), some elbow macaroni, some shredded cheddar and a can of good old tomato soup. The pasta gets cooked the regular old way, and the beef and bacon cook up in a skillet until they are nice and done. At the end you will mix everything up together – the tomato soup will make a fun, slightly ketchupy sauce, and the cheese is the finishing touch.
So the next time you get that familiar bacon cheeseburger craving, give this version a whirl. I’m not saying you’ll never go back, but you might be tempted!