Hearty Garden Fresh Homemade Tomato Soup or Sauce

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 10 bowls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sauté first 5 ingredients in olive oil until soft in an 8-10 quart pot.
  • Make a bundle of the sage, thyme and bay leaves by wrapping them with string in cheesecloth (you can tie the string to a pot handle to make it easier to remove later).
  • Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Let cool.
  • Puree through a food mill fitted with a medium blade. The use of a medium blade gives you a soup with plenty of pulp (you can adjust blade size if you like). Reheat and adjust seasonings as needed. Add a splash of heavy cream before serving if you want cream of tomato soup.
  • If you don't have a food mill you can also make this a semi-chunky soup, but I'd recommend a smaller dice for onions, carrots, celery and red peppers.
  • To make a sauce, return to pot after pureeing and let it continue to simmer over low heat until it reaches the desired consistency.
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