For this soup, we brown a one pound package of ground beef. I then like to add bacon bits to it. Dice up potatoes and place in same pot and cover with about 2 inches of water. Add chicken bouillon to flavor. Boil and cook until tender. I then add cheese–either 2 cups of nacho cheese, or cheese powder depending upon what I have. You can use onions and salt and pepper to flavor as well. I like to thicken with mashed potato flakes.