Sunday, December 11, 2011

Soup Cook-Off

I made Pepper Jack Potato Soup in our city’s soup cook off for our Christmas celebration. 


It totally took first place.  And I won $50!  Woot!

I used the same recipe, only I tweaked it a bit.  Here’s how:

  • instead of sautéing the vegetables in oil, I used the bacon drippings.  This added a lot of flavor.
  • I added extra bacon (and calories!)
  • I added a 4oz can of diced green chilies and a jalapeno pepper.
  • I used chicken stock instead of broth
  • I added a generous handful of sharp cheddar with the pepper jack cheese.

Drool.  It was tasty.  People were scraping the bottom of the crock pot just to get a taste of it!  :)

If you haven’t tried it, you should.  It is super delish!  Now it’s award winning, too!  :)


  1. Is it spicy, my kids don't like spicy?

  2. If you don't want it spicy, use cheddar cheese instead of pepper jack, and leave out the jalapeno. That's how I make it for my kids, and they love it.