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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

January 25 2012

Homemade Tomato Soup

    4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
    1 slice onion
    4 whole cloves
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste

In a stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.

In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.