Sunday, 11 March 2012

Tomato and Bacon Soup

Oh the cupboards are empty, the ideas bank is empty.  I've just faced a huge audit at my work and received the most fantastic result.  So home and blog has suffered a little as a result.

Faced with fairly empty cupboards, some bacon which needed eating and a hungry husband, this is what I came up with.  Yes, there is a bit of salt in here, depending on the portion size you chose but it's tasty, it's cheap and it's probably just for adults!

Tomato and Bacon Soup - serves 2-4 adults


300g smoked bacon
Spray oil
500g pack passata
1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp mild smoked paprika


Chop the bacon into small pieces and fry in the spray oil with the garlic until the garlic is softened and the bacon is looking cooked.  Add in the passata, tomatoes and paprika, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes then puree.  Add in a little water if it needs it and serve.

I served this with some sourdough from the freezer.  It was yum...

There's nothing like eating something tasty from an unpromising list of ingredients to make you feel slightly smug.

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