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Homemade Tomato & Bacon Soup

*I found this recipe originally in an Amish cookbook, but then I changed it to make it more like a full meal than just a soup on the side*

5 rashers bacon, diced and fried
1 cup chopped brown onion
1 carrot, shredded or very finely chopped
1 small capsicum (bell pepper), chopped
1/4 cup butter
4 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided (or water and chicken stock powder)
4 cups chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons sugar
small 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup flour

In large saucepan (or soup kettle), cook onion, carrot and capsicum/pepper in butter until tender. Add bacon, 4 cups of the broth, tomatoes, sugar, curry powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. In a jar place flour and remaining 1/2 cup broth, screw lid tightly shut. Shake jar until flour and water are well combined. Gradually stir into soup, stirring immediately. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thick and bubbly.
Serves many!


Anonymous said…
Looking forward to trying this one soon- I am trying to make soup more often since we got home as I ate a lot of soup in the UK -it was usually the cheapest meal on the menu and it's always been a favourite and so I got inspired.
Anonymous said…
Made this one this week.It was really yummy so i'm glad there were leftovers!! I used uncooked bacon so simmered it for about an hour so only needed about 1 tablespoon flour to thicken it to the consistently we like. L
Thank you for letting me know how you enjoyed it! :) This was the soup I made Frances when she visited the last time with Mike, while we were living at Oakville. She and Mike loved it and went home and made it too! :) I haven't known anyone who didn't like it.

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