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by michelle

tomato, sweet potato and bacon soup

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A simple soup which is lovely and creamy with smoky bacon in every mouthful.

tomato-sweet-potato-and-bacon-soup

Take 2 large rashers of bacon and chop them into small pieces. Fry them on low to medium heat until the fat begins to render. Add a large diced onion and continue to cook until the onion is translucent. Add a can of diced tomatoes, 1-2 fresh diced tomatoes, a small to medium diced sweet potato and 2 cups of boiling water. Simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes until the tomatoes have sweetened and the sweet potato is extremely soft. Puree the soup adding more water if necessary to attain the right consistency. Season with salt and pepper and up to 2 tablespoons of siracha chilli sauce according to taste. Serve garnished with fresh basil.

Note: Omit the water and use a potato masher to make this into an excellent pasta sauce.

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Written by michelle picker

April 23, 2014 at 6:02 am

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