Are your kids into Bendy and the Ink Machine? Both my boys love the Bendy video game, and my oldest just decided on a Bendy and the Ink Machine theme for his 10th birthday party (see the full details on his Bendy and the Ink Machine-themed birthday party here). When you think of what food to serve at a Bendy and the Ink Machine party, no doubt the first thing that will come to mind is Bacon Soup, which is featured throughout the game. I was surprised that I couldn’t find many recipes online for Bendy Bacon Soup, so I decided I’d make my own. It turned out to be delicious, so I’m sharing it with you all for your own Bendy and the Ink Machine birthday party (or just to make for fun for your own BATIM fans). It’s made really easily in the slow cooker, which is very helpful on busy party days (you can start it in the morning then let it cook while you’re working on the rest of your Bendy party prep). You’ll want to pin this post if you know anyone that loves the Bendy game!
To add to the theme, I displayed some cans with the Briar Label Bacon Soup labels from the game. I purchased the downloadable and printable Bendy and the Ink Machine Briar Label Bacon Soup can labels from Etsy here. The Bendy Bacon Soup label printables have a really accurate look from the game graphics, and fit perfectly on the smaller tomato sauce cans.
How to make Bendy and the Ink Machine Bacon Soup
If you’re ready to make the Bendy and the Ink Machine Bacon Soup recipe now, you can Jump to Recipe at the bottom of this post. Or, keep reading for some cooking tips and step-by-step instructions.
Here’s what you need to make Bendy Bacon Soup:
I knew from my Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup recipe that frozen hash brown potatoes work great in slow cooker soup recipes, and save a ton of time (you don’t have to peel and chop them and they can cook from frozen). For the beans, I used Great Northern, but other white beans like Navy or Cannellini would work as well.
You start this recipe by cooking the bacon. Since bacon is a key ingredient in this soup (it is called Bacon Soup, after all, I used a whole 12 oz. pack. Cut the bacon into 1″ pieces, then cook in a skillet until just crisp. Cool on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up some of the excess bacon grease.
Place the frozen hash brown potatoes, beans (drained and rinsed), diced onion, chopped celery, chopped carrots, and cooked bacon in a slow cooker.
Pour in a 28 oz. carton (4 cups) of beef broth, then stir into the vegetable and bacon mixture along with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the celery and carrots are tender.
Here is what it looks like after it is ready. Since we had some leftovers, we noticed that the broth actually thickened as it cooled in the fridge, and made delicious leftovers for lunch the next day.
Here’s my version of Bendy and the Ink Machine’s Bacon Soup! This hearty soup is not only a great snack for a BATIM-themed party, it’s also a warm and filling soup recipe for cold fall and winter months.
Here’s the recipe! Don’t forget to pin this one for planning your own Bendy and the Ink Machine birthday party.