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

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BLT Soup (Bacon, Leek, Tomato Soup).

Jörgen Tiberg

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@Swedish_Chef

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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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

MAIN INGREDIENTS

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

SEASONING

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

1
Set stock to simmer in pot and heat a skillet to medium heat.
2
Chop and slice all ingredients add bacon to skillet, fry slowly until just crisp. Remove and place aside.
3
Brown leeks and garlic until golden in the drippings. Save with the bacon and keep the drippings.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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.
7
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