*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Smoked Tomato Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Smoked                           Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Tablespoon    Olive Oil
    6      Slices        Bacon -- Diced
    1      Large         Onion -- Chopped
    3      Cloves        Garlic -- Chopped
    1      Cup           Red Wine
    8      Large         Tomatoes, Smoked -- Diced
    4      Cups          Chicken Stock
    1      Teaspoon      Tomato Paste
    2      Tablespoons   Cayenne Pepper Sauce  (Frank’s Original)
    1      Tablespoon    Fresh Thyme -- Chopped
                         Salt And Pepper -- To Taste
 
 In a large stockpot, heat olive oil with bacon and cook until bacon is brown
 and crispy.  Add onion and garlic and saute until you can smell the aromas
 being released.  Add red wine and boil over high heat until reduced by half, 3
 to 4 minutes.  Tops.  Add tomatoes and stock and cook over medium heat until
 liquid has reduced by about one fourth, 10 to 15 minutes.
 
 Add tomato paste, cayenne pepper sauce, and thyme.  Puree with a hand blender
 or in food processor, then place back in pan and reheat if needed.  Season
 with salt and pepper.  Serve hot.
 
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