So I have me here some leftover roasted vegetables.
And I have me here a slab of bacon I deemed too fatty to continue to fry up and eat for breakfast.
And I also have me here half a pork tenderloin the Pie and ate for dinner with the aforementioned roasted vegetables. It wasn’t the tastiest of beasts.
Sounds like we have a soup in the making, folks.
I wrapped the bacon in cheesecloth to prevent me from losing it in the soup, as I intended to remove it once I was done my simmering.
I also tossed in two beef bouillon cubes for extra flavour.
I chucked everything in the pot and filled it with water until things were just covered.
Brought it to a boil, then took the lid off and let it simmer down. Then I chucked in some pearl barley for extra heartiness.
I scooped out a bit of the broth and added a tablespoon of flour to it for thickening.
Stir that up real good, now, and squish out all the lumps before you add it to the soup.
Stir that floury goodness in and let it bubble a bit with the lid off for about an hour.
Take out the bacon before you serve.