Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Makes about 4 cups
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until done. Add ham and next 3 ingredients; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is translucent. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add flour. Cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 2

Slowly whisk in milk and next 2 ingredients; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring often, 14 to 18 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in chives and pepper.

Second Bar + Kitchen, Austin, Texas

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