Creamy Tomato Soup
Ingredients1/4 stick unsalted butter
1/2 white onion chopped
1 can tomato paste
4 c. water (divided)
Salt, black pepper, garlic powder (to your taste)
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp minced garlic
1 can whole tomatoes (use the water from the can too)
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
4 tbsp flour
1/2 c. evaporated milk
Garnish: Sour cream Chives
DirectionsIn a soup pot, on a medium high heat, sautee chopped onions, and minced garlic in butter until soft; about 2 minutes.
Next, stir in the tomato paste, followed by 2 cups water and let simmer about 5 minutes.
Add in the whole tomatoes, the remainder of the water, the chopped red and yellow peppers, along with salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme leaves, Italian seasoning; stir and let simmer about 10 minutes.
Using a blender, or hand blender, begin pureeing or liquefying all the ingredients.
Once smooth, add in the evaporated milk and incorporate the flour *use the blender to ensure there are no lumps; thicken to your liking*.
Turn the stove down to a low heat, occasionally stirring, turn off after 20 minutes. Serve when ready, top with sour cream, chives and ENJOY!