Bacon Potato Leek Soup

Bacon Potato Leek Soup

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Bacon Potato Leek Soup. Now, here’s a hearty soup with Irish roots. You just need a few simple ingredients and you to get a nice rich flavor. You can make this in a Crock-Pot too, just prep the bacon and leeks and add them to the remaining ingredients in a Crock-Pot and let sit for several hours until potatoes are tender. The soup is good chunky, but if you prefer it pureed you can use a hand beater or a blender to get the consistency you like.

Instructions

  • 1. Peel and cube potatoes and place in a large stockpot with chicken broth. Boil about 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2. Cut bacon into small chunks and cook until crispy. Drain and reserve 3-4 tbsp of grease.
  • 3. Saute leeks with the reserved bacon grease 8 to 10 minutes or until translucent.
  • 4. When the potatoes are ready, stir in leeks, half & half, sour cream, beer and bacon. Use a hand beater on low to puree slightly. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serve hot topped with cheddar cheese.