Blt Soup (bacon, Leek, Tomato Soup). Recipe

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BLT Soup (Bacon, Leek, Tomato Soup).

Jörgen Tiberg


Not too hot or filling but fairly spicy, pure indulgence for the bacon lover. Lots of flavor and a bit of sweetness.

Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches.

If you vant to make it more filling add one tin of cooked kidney beans with the spices.

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10 Min


45 Min



1 pt
stock strong -chicken or vegetable (from cubes is fine)
1 can(s)
plum tomato's, peeled and crushed+ 1/2 the juice
2-3 Tbsp
tomato puree
1/4 lb
bacon, fine chopped (1/4 inch) fried to just crispy
1 c
leek, finely sliced, 1/8 inch wide strips or finer
1-2 clove
garlic, finely chopped or crushed.
1/4 c
lemon juice fresh + zest from 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp
chipotle paste


1-2 Tbsp
bacon drippings
1 bunch
oregano, fresh, finely chopped (leave a few leaves for garnish)
1 tsp
celery salt or similar
1 c
creme fresh or sour creme
1 tsp
granulated paprika
1/2 tsp
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Set stock to simmer in pot and heat a skillet to medium heat.
Chop and slice all ingredients add bacon to skillet, fry slowly until just crisp. Remove and place aside.
Brown leeks and garlic until golden in the drippings. Save with the bacon and keep the drippings.
Add all main ingredients and lemon juice to stock. let simmer for 25-45 minutes. At this point yo can tell how much spices you will need and but beware of the Chipotle and Black pepper, it may get too hot so don't over do it.
If it isn't "Bacony" enough add some of the dripping but no more than it just give a glossy sheen to the whole surface, but not too much, that will just make it greasy.

Leave to simmer 10 more minutes.
Chop the Oregano as fine as you can be bothered to and add to pot. Turn heat off under the pot, leave for five minutes.
Ladle into bowls, add Creme-Fresh Finish with the last whole Oregano leaves along with the lemon zest on top and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #Tomato, #leek, #chipotle