Bacon and Tomato Soup
Stomach warming goodness, this is my version of my Mom's classic recipe.
tomatoes, canned, crushed
or fresh crushed
beef bouillon granules
or one cube
light cream (half&half)
In a medium saucepan, fry the bacon and onions until the bacon is crispy and onions are translucent.
Add the flour and cook stirring for two minutes making a roux.
Add the beef bouillon granules, sugar, tomatoes and paprika. Bring to boil then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, add the cream and black pepper to taste.
Divide into 4 bowls, top with basil as a garnish if desired.
Perfect to warm the belly on a cold winter day.
Serve with goat cheese crostini and salad to make a complete meal.