Made soup to warm me in south Louisiana and know that I'd never survive someplace snowy like Minnesota.
oh my!!! this was fantastic!!!!! the lime cilantro cream really made the soup. Thanks!
I usually make the Panera version, but I thought this sounded a little different because of the vinegar and liquid smoke. It was really good! Thanks!
Fast, easy and good.
Wonderful soup! The lime cilantro cream was such a great touch - it really contrasted nicely with the other flavors. Thanks for sharing! Best of 2011 Tag.
Made this soup exactly as posted, only using a can of fire roasted tomatoes, which is what I had on hand. This was THE BOMB! Super easy to make, and healthy too! I hadn't had chipotle powder, but while on a mission for something else, I found some at the local health food store. I think this is what gives it such a wonderful flavor, oh, what do I know, only that this is just excellent! I'm going to make another batch tonight just because I want another bowl of guilt free goodness! I made the cilantro-lime cream but I think I put too much zest in it, because it was very limey, think I'll just tone it down a tad with this next batch, but no worries, this soup can stand alone as well! Thanks so much for the recipe!!
This soup is fantastic and I didn't even add the cream! I doubled the recipe because I eat soup for breakfast every day and wanted a change from my regular rotation. I read through the reviews a few days prior to making it and added 2 T of chipotle puree instead of 2 tsp. No worries though! It was a perfect heat level for me. Thanks for sharing this great soup recipe, wicked cook! It's a keeper!
This seems to be unanimous! We all think it's a 5 star recipe. I tagged this in the "Best of 2010" game and it was so worth it. I made as posted with the exception of blending it. Only because DH and I like chunky soups. I made this for a light dinner and served it with buttered rolls. The chipotle powder is what gives this soup it's unique flavor. This is a keeper not only because of the flavor but the ease of preparation. Thanks for posting. :)
Wow, this is delicious! I can see why it made it into someone's best of the year cookbook last year. I used fire roasted tomatoes, half the chipotle and 3 garlic cloves. I used a hand blender to partially puree it. The smokiness of the bacon, chipotle and fire roasted tomatoes with the lime sour cream is so good!
This is a really good soup. After making other soups containing bacon, I'd recommend this slight modification: when the bacon is done, put it in a small bowl of water until it's needed again, then drain before adding to the soup. That just ensures that the smokiness of the bacon doesn't dominate the other flavors. This soup was delicious!!