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Old-World Tomato Soup Recipe
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Old-World Tomato Soup Recipe

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This hearty soup has been in our family for four generations, and I've never seen another recipe like it. Each spoonful brings back memories.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours 10 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours 10 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 4 bone-in beef short ribs (2 pounds)
  • 2 to 3 meaty soup bones, beef shanks or short ribs (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 celery ribs, halved
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • 1 package (8 ounces) egg noodles, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large kettle, combine water, ribs, soup bones, tomatoes, celery, onion, 1/4 cup parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 2 hours. Add carrots and parsnips; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  2. With a slotted spoon, remove meat, bones and vegetables. Strain broth and skim off fat; return all but 1 cup broth to kettle. Set reserved broth aside. Remove meat from the bones; dice and return to kettle. Discard celery and onion. Cut parsnips, carrots and tomatoes into 1/2-in. pieces and return to kettle. Add remaining parsley.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, flour, nutmeg if desired and reserved broth; stir into soup. Add noodles. Cook and stir until thickened and heated through (do not boil). Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Old-World Tomato Soup in Reminisce Extra October 1994, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

Wonderful! Sometimes, instead of noodles, I put a couple of chunked potatoes in. My family can't decide which way they like better.

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