Creamy Tomato Soup with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Chives

tomato soup in pot with chives and bacon

Oh tomatoes!  I cannot wait until they are heavy on the vine, bursting with juice and seeds, ready for BLT’s, tomato sandwiches on homemade white bread, slathered with mayonnaise, cut into wedges ready to scoop up chunky blue cheese dip, or just sliced with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Since the fresh, native ones haven’t arrived yet, I will satisfy my tomato craving with this soup.  All that is required is a few cans of good tomatoes along with the other ingredients that jazz up the flavor.  It reminds me a little of a cross between a BLT and a thick tomato soup that would go great with a melty, gooey grilled cheese sandwich for dunking.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Chives

4 slices bacon, diced

1 small onion, diced

2  (28 oz.) cans crushed tomoatoes

4 cups chicken stock

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

generous pinch of salt

small pinch of black pepper

sour cream

1 bunch chives, chopped

crispy bacon bits  (reserved from beginning of recipe)

 

Placed diced bacon in a large pot over medium heat.  Cook until bacon is crispy, about 10 minutes.  Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with a paper towel.  Turn heat to low.  Add diced onion to bacon grease left in pot.  Cook onions for at least 10  minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and softened.  Add tomatoes and chicken stock.  Bring mixture to a simmer.  Season soup with red wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes.  Add sour cream and stir to combine.  Add chopped chives, stir.  Serve topped with crispy bacon bits and more chopped chives.

 

 

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Author: Andrea

Hi I'm Andrea I love to cook and bake for my friends and loved ones. Especially comforting foods such as soup and bread and don't forget the sweet treats! I live on Cape Cod in Massachusetts in a coastal New England town where life is dictated by the seasons: going to the beach in the summer and shoveling snow in the wintertime. I am lucky to have my days revolve around my family: I have two children, a husband and a dog. My parents live right down the street in the house where I grew up. Life is good here and I always want to share it through a delicious meal and a friendly gathering. So, get out your soup pot and your baking pans and gather up your ingredients. Let's cook up some magic together!

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