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Zesty Tomato Soup
Submitted by:  Mr. Food



" Tomato soup won't be dull and ordinary once we add these special touches.  Why, it'll be fancy enough to serve to company!  (But make it even when it's just the family 'cause they're special, too!) "
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2-1/2 cups milk
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, pureed


In soup pot, melt the butter; saute onion and green pepper until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add flour, bouillon, salt, and pepper and stir until smooth.  Remove from heat the gradually stir in milk.


Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute.  Stir in pureed tomatoes and heat to serving temperature.

 Note:  Serve with your favorite sandwich.  To make the soup homier, you can add cooked rice and get Tomato Rice Soupl.  You can also add cooked broccoli or green beans and call it Garden Tomato Soup.
Makes 4-5 servings