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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Renata Chalmers


cup canola oil
2 lb onions, diced
3 Tbsp Garlic, fresh minced

1 cup flour

1 #10 can tomato, diced in juice
6 cups tomato puree
4 cups cream
3 each 46 oz. Swansons vegetable stock
2 cups basil pesto
cup basil dry
1 Tbsp black pepper, ground
1 Tbsp Kosher salt
cup sugar, white granulated
1 cups tomato paste
3 Tbsp paprika sweet

Saute first three ingredients in a large kettle over medium heat for 10 minutes, onions should be almost transluscent

Add flour and whisk well to combine, let cook three minutes, while stirring.

Add remaining ingredients, whisk well to combine, bring to a slow boil. When it comes to a boil, turn kettle to low simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stir occasionally.

Serve with pesto on top

Makes 3 gallons

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Number Of Servings:
3 gallons




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