Ingredients for Canadian Cheese Soup:
- 4 tomatoes, peeled and diced
- 3 cups - 0,7l chicken stock
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 6 oz - 170g bacon, trimmed and diced
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup - ¼l milk
- 8 oz - 225g shredded cheddar cheese
- pepper and salt to taste
How to make Canadian Cheese Soup:
In a large saucepan combine the chicken stock, carrots, onion, celery and potatoes and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for until vegetables are very tender.
With a potato masher, mash vegetables several times.
Add bacon and continue to simmer.
Meanwhile, melt olive oil in a small saucepan.
Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon and continue stirring for 1 minute.
Using a whisk, gradually stir in the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps, until the sauce is smooth and thickened to the texture of heavy cream, about 3 minutes.
Add vegetable mixture, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add cheese.
Stir just until cheese is melted.
Season with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup and garnish as desired.