*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Tomato Mushroom Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home Garden-Fresh Recipes
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      Pound         Fresh Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced
    6      Tablespoons   Butter or Margarine -- Divided
    2      Medium        Onions -- Minced
    1      Clove         Garlic -- Minced
    2                    Carrot -- Chopped
    3                    Celery Ribs -- Finely Chopped
    3      Tablespoons   All-Purpose Flour
    8      Cups          Beef Broth
    2                    Tomatoes, Peeled And Chopped
    1      Can           Tomato Sauce -- 15oz
    1      Teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  Teaspoon      Pepper
    3      Tablespoons   Minced Fresh Parsley
                         Sour Cream, Optional
 
 In a large kettle or Dutch oven, saute mushrooms in 4 tablespoons butter
 until tender. Remove mushrooms; set aside. In the same kettle, saute onions,
 garlic, carrots and celery in remaining butter until tender. Stir in flour
 until smooth. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper and half of the
 mushrooms. Simmer, covered about 30 minutes. Add parsley and remaining
 mushroom; simmer 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Garnish each
 serving with a dollop of sour cream if desired.
 
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