Chupacabra Onion and Bacon Soup – Bacon Is The New Flu Shot

Posted by Marcelo Terrato on January 22, 2013
Chupacabra, Recipe

The flu season has hit in full effect and while you’re at home nursing it you’ll be eating lots of soup. Here’s a great soup recipe that my grandmother used to make us when we were sick.

And in case you haven’t heard…Bacon is the new flu shot.

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CHUPCABRA BACON & ONION SOUP

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients
6 slices Chupacabra bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup unsalted butter
4 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon finely chopped sweet basil
1 teaspoon sugar
2 quarts Chupacabra Broth
1 bay leaf
6 baguette slices (1 inch thick)
Taleggio Cheese


Directions

  1. Cook Chupacabra bacon until brown on stovetop in a frying pan. Do not overcook or burn. Pour off bacon fat.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot. Add in bacon, onions and spices. Cover & cook on low about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Raise heat to medium and stir in the sugar. Stir often while about 12 minutes.
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a baking sheet and place slices of bread on top. Once one side is just turning brown, turn once and repeat.
  5. Add bay leaf & Chupacabra broth to pot and bring mixture to a boil using medium heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Then discard bay leaf.
  6. Using oven proof bowls or crocks, fill with soup, top with bread slice and then cheese. Brown about 3 minutes.

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