*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                           Cream of Pimiento Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Southern Living/tpogue@idsonline.com
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup                             Easy
                 posted
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      ounces        pimiento -- diced and undrained
    2      tablespoons   butter
    2 1/2  tablespoons   flour
   14 1/2  ounces        nonfat chicken broth
    1 1/2  cups          half and half
    2      teaspoons     onion -- grated
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      hot sauce
 
 Place pimiento in container of an electric blender, and process until smooth,
 stopping once to scrape down sides. Set pimiento aside.
 
 Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, and stir until
 mixture is smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
 
 Add chicken broth and half and hald gradually to flour mixture; cook over
 medium heat, stirring contstantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
 
 Stir in pimiento, onion, salt, and hot sauce; cook over low heat, stirring
 constantly, until thoroughly heateds.
 
 Yield: 3 3/4 cups
 
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 Per serving: 204 Calories; 17g Fat (71% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 10g
 Carbohydrate; 49mg Cholesterol; 517mg Sodium
 
 NOTES : You can easily double the recipe to serve 8
 
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 Diane and Joe, Colleen and Jack.