Broccoli & Chilli Cheese soup with Bacon Sprinkle

Ingredients

  • 1 kg fresh broccoli
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large onion–diced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp bacon grease
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1½ cup + ½ cup cheddar cheese-grated
  • pinch of salt (to taste really)
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of chilli flakes ( optional)
  • a few pieces of cooked bacon-crumbled
Method
  1. Put broccoli in a saucepan with the chicken broth
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover, cook until fork tender (about 15-20 minutes)DO NOT DRAIN
  3. Cook bacon in a hot pan, remove once crispy. Leave the grease in the pan and add butter
  4. Melt butter and bacon grease over medium heat in stock pot. Stir in flour, mustard, pepper and salt.
  5. Slowly add milk, whisking quickly to keep smooth (if it gets lumpy stop adding milk and whisk until smooth)
  6. Continue to stir until thick and bubbly.
  7. Add broccoli and broth.
  8. Slowly add 1½ cups shredded cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Top with crispy bacon & sprinkle chill flakes

Bon Appetit!

 

QuestandMark X

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