Green Tomato Soup

Green Tomato Soup

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  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 4 to 6

    ounces country ham or smoked ham, diced

  • 1

    small onion, diced

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 4

    cups chicken broth

  • 8

    medium green tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 2

    medium red tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1

    jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, minced

  • ¼

    teaspoon celery salt

  • dash Tabasco sauce, optional

  • salt and pepper, to taste


Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add ham, onion, and garlic. Sauté, stirring, until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, chopped green and red tomatoes, and minced jalapeno pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Working in batches, pulse in a blender or food processor until almost smooth. Pour back into the saucepan and add celery salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper and Tabasco sauce, as desired. Serves 4 to 6.


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