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blt soup (bacon, leek, tomato soup).

(1 rating)
Recipe by
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.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For blt soup (bacon, leek, tomato soup).

  • 1 pt
    stock strong -chicken or vegetable (from cubes is fine)
  • 1 can
    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

How To Make blt soup (bacon, leek, tomato soup).

  • 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.

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