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These steps will lead you in making a big full pot of slow cooker potato soup for the whole family! This soup is very thick and creamy. Perfect for a cool fall night.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

Begin by gathering the following ingredients:

a. 6 slices of bacon

b. 3-4 cups chicken stock

c. 2 pounds of potatoes

d. 1 medium yellow onion

e. 4 tablespoons bacon grease (or butter)

f. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

g. 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

h. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

i. ½ cup plain sour cream

j. 1 teaspoon salt

k. ½ teaspoon black pepper

Step 2: Wash Veggies

Next wash all vegetables thoroughly with warm water to ensure they are clean.

Step 3: Chop the Potatoes

Chop all of the potatoes into ½ inch cubes.

Step 4: Dice Those Onions

Dice whole onion to size of your own preference.

Step 5: Cook That BACON!

Cook all 6 strips of bacon (unless you prefer to use precooked bacon) and save the grease for later (or use butter, 4 Tbsp.).

Step 6: Cut Up Bacon

Cut bacon up into smaller pieces of your own desired size.

Step 7: Dump It In

Combine potatoes, onions, chicken stock, bacon, and spices into the large slow cooker. ( The bag you see in this step is just a personal preference. It keeps from dirtying the actual crockpot. It makes clean up much simpler!)

Step 8: Cook & Wait

Cook on low for 6-8 hours OR high for 3-4 hours, which ever you prefer!

Step 9: Making the Roux

Reheat bacon grease in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, unless it is still warm. If so you're good already!

Step 10: Complete the Roux

Whisk flour into bacon grease (or butter) and gradually add in evaporated milk while whisking until really thick.

Step 11: Add In

Add in the roux, sour cream, and cheese into slow cooker and stir until combined. The soup is now complete!

Step 12: Serve It Up

Serve and add garnish of green onions, chives, cheese, or sour cream if you so desire.

ENJOY!

<p>Thank you for the reply. So it will really hold up to the heat of the slow cooker. Humm...I like that idea ! ;-)</p>
<p>I don't understand about the plastic bag in the slow cooker. What's up with that ? Could it perhaps be a bag, for like roasting meat in the oven ?...to make the clean up easier ? Sure sounds wonderful though. I've got pork lion chops and saurkraut in the slow cooker today, so I can wait for your reply. Thanks !</p>
<p>The plastic bag serves only one purpose... Keeping me from having to wash the entire pot. All I have to do is just throw the bag away! Thanks for your question!!</p>
<p>Very nice! My bacon somehow never seems to make it into any dishes I cook. I keep eating it first! :D</p>
<p>Wow, that sounds really good. Love soup in the fall/winter.</p>
<p>This looks hearty and tasty. Perfect for a cold winter dinner!! :)</p>

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