Bacon-Lettuce and Tomato Soup

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is a great way to start your summer and still have a great soup with all those summer herbs and vegetables,add a little bacon for some crunch and you have a mouthful of delicious!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6 slice
bacon, cut into 1/4 inch strips
2 medium
carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large
yellow onion, chopped
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1 large
clove garlic, minced
28 oz
can crushed tomatoes
3 c
beef stock
2 Tbsp
fresh chopped basil ( or 2 teas. dried)
1
strip orange peel 1x1/2 inch long
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
black pepper
4 c
shredded romaine lettuce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut and fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes, drain on paper towels.
To the bacon grease in the pan add the carrots, onion, celery and garlic;sauté over medium heat until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, stock, basil, orange zest, salt, sugar, and pepper.
2
Bring to a boil and then turn down heat, cover skillet and simmer for 30 minutes.Turn off heat and set aside to cool slightly.
3
Puree the mixture in small batches in a blender at high speed or in a food processor until smooth about 1 minute.
Return puree to the skillet or large saucepan and cook over moderate heat until heated through about 5 minutes.
4
Stir in shredded lettuce and heat until lettuce is wilted about 1 minute or a little more.
Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with reserved bacon , a bit of lettuce and tomato,for garnish. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy