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Tomato Bisque

 Tomato Bisque
This bisque is perfect for the cool weather. I love to serve it with a slice of homemade bread.—Mrs. B.B. Mallory, Irving, Texas
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf; press mixture through sieve and set aside. In a
  • large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually
  • stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly;
  • cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat. Gradually stir in tomato
  • mixture until smooth; heat through. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 171 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 624 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.