Very tasty. I used fresh tomatoes. Freezes well.
This is my absolute favorite soup! I put in less cayenne pepper and chili powder (to taste) but I still like it to be spicy and this really hits the spot! Will make over and over again!
My daughter and I made this for supper tonight as part of the cookathon for Mille® ™ and also because we stacked firewood today. Firehouse, firewood, get it? Ah...nevermind. We don't have a lot of firefighters around to feed, although it could be argued that DangerBoy does eat like one. Anyway, we didn't need to feed a large crew, so we made 1/3 of the recipe. Instead of 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes, I used two pints of home canned diced tomatoes because that's what I had on hand. We also used only 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, as I have EXTREMELY hot cayenne, which I learned after preparing an old standby with the new stuff. But then, who knows, maybe my previous cayenne was shirking its incendiary duties. Oh, we also left out the hot pepper sauce because on top of the cayenne we knew we couldn't take it. Go ahead, call us cowardly. We can take it. We did like the soup a lot, except for it being way too hot for our wimpy palates. Next time, we have all agreed, we will prepare it as written but we'll just wave the cayenne over the soup pot instead of actually adding it in. ;-)