Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tomato Soup (Carla)

If you have only tasted Campbells, you haven't had tomato soup! This stuff is amazing!

1 large or 2 small onions, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 tbsp dried basil

2 large cans of tomatoes (diced, stewed whole, whatever you have)
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt (I usually leave it out because the stock is salty enough)
Pepper to taste

2 cups vegetable stock

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk (or soy milk)

Saute the onions, celery and basil until soft.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes

Add stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Puree this mixture.

In a small pot, melt butter, mix in flour and then slowly add milk, until smooth and thickened.

Add milk mixture to tomato soup puree, and serve!

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