Basically a vegetable soup with mushrooms. Had a bumper crop of tomatoes, and needed to use them up. Everyone seemed to like it, so I decided to post it.
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced (type your choice)
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 8 cups beef broth
- 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced (if using dried, use half the amount)
- sour cream (may use low fat or light if desired) (optional)
- In a dutch oven, melt 2 1/2 tbsp butter. Add mushrooms and saute until tender. Remove the mushrooms, and set aside.
- Add the remaining butter (1 1/2 tbsp) and melt. Add onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Saute until tender. Stir in the flour until smooth. Once the flour has made a smooth paste, add the broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and half of the mushrooms.
- Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add the parsley and the remaining mushrooms. Simmer for 5 minutes longer or until heated through.
- Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream if desired.