This was really, really good. I got the recipe from tastykitchen.com by a poster called "kelly @ evilshananigans.com". I totally recommend.
Tex Mex Potato Cheese Soup
Serves 8 (or 6 if you're me)
•32 ounces, fluid Low Sodium Chicken Stock
•2 pounds Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Cut Into 1/2" Cubes
•3 slices Thick Cut Bacon, Chopped
•1 cup Diced Yellow Onion
•1 cup Ro*tel Tomatoes, Drained
•1 whole Jalapeno, Minced
•2 cloves Garlic, Minced
•1 teaspoon Cumin
•¼ teaspoons Coriander
•2 Tablespoons Butter
•⅓ cups All-purpose Flour
•2 cups Milk, 2% Or Higher
•1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
•½ teaspoons Fresh Ground Pepper
•6 ounces, weight Sharp Chedder Cheese, Shredded
In a medium pot, add the chicken stock and the diced potatoes and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for eight to ten minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Turn off the heat but leave the potatoes in the broth to cool slightly.
In a large pot over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until crisp. Add the onion and Ro*Tel tomatoes and cook until the onions begin to soften and become translucent. Add the jalapeno, garlic, cumin, and coriander. Cook until fragrant, about a minute.
Add the butter and allow it to melt, then add the flour. Cook for three minutes, then whisk in the milk slowly. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the milk comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Add the potatoes and broth and bring to a boil, stirring often.
Once thick, turn off the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese.
Serve with sour cream and green onions.