Bacon, Onion & Cheese Chowder

Bacon, Onion & Cheese Chowder

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp diced dried onion
  • ¼ tsp dried garlic
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3⁄4 t Worcestershire sauce powder
  • 1 cup dry milk
  • 3 ounces freeze-dried cheddar cheese (or fresh)
  • 3 Tbsp shelf stable bacon or bacon bits
  • 1 Tsp olive oil or 1 packet
Instructions:

At home pack the onion and garlic in a small bag. In another small bag pack the flour, pepper and Worcestershire sauce powder. Pack the milk, cheese and bacon in small bags. Tuck the oil in with the bags. Mark “3¼ cups water.

Add ¼ cup water to the onion bag and let sit for 15 minutes or so.

Heat the oil over low heat in your pot. Saute onions till done and turning golden brown. Blend in flour, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook while stirring for a minute for the flour to cook.

Add in the bacon and gradually add 3 cups water, stirring constantly. Blend in the dry milk. Bring up the heat and let come to a boil, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat and add in the cheese. Stir well and let sit covered for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Notes:
http://blog.trailcooking.com/2008/12/21/bacon-onion-and-cheese-chowder/