8/14/09

Homemade Tomato Soup

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Homemade Tomato Soup


Homemade Tomato Soup

This really is a Southern delicacy. It is made in the summer using fresh tomatoes. In the winter, folks use a quart or two of their home-canned tomatoes for this delicious soup.

3 - 4 fresh tomatoes per person (peeled and diced) Or a quart or two of home-canned tomatoes
a few slices of bacon
Chopped white or green onions, to taste
salt, sugar and pepper, to taste

In a soup pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan. Set aside and crumble when cooled.
Saute onions where bacon was cooked.
Add tomatoes. If using fresh tomatoes, bring pot to a boil, reduce heat to a slow boil and let tomatoes cook until they have pretty much disintegrate. It will take a little while for the tomatoes to "cook down." Maybe 45 minutes to and hour. (If using home-canned tomatoes, just heat tomatoes through, add seasonings, and simmer a few minutes.)
When tomatoes have disintegrated and the liquid has cooked down a bit, add salt, sugar and pepper to taste.
Ladle into soup bowls. Top each bowl with crumbled bacon.
Must be served with hot corn bread.

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6 comments:

  1. Wow this looks great. I'm totally going to try it.

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  2. Tomato soup is one of my favorites too! This looks like an easy delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yum! Why haven't I thought to add bacon to tomato soup before?! Everything is better with bacon :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing. We're sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

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  5. How perfect, I was just thinking of tomato soup to use up the bounty from the garden. Have you ever added cream to this recipe to make it a creamed soup? That's where my mind went reading this recipe~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  6. Ahrisha,

    I've never used cream. I'll have to try that! Your question reminded me that mom would occasionally thicken tomato soup with a cornmeal and water paste. It probably doesn't sound that good, but it really is! I think it's probably an old Southern thing. Thanks for jogging my memory!!

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