There is just nothing better than a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. When I was a kid, this was my favorite weekend lunch. Of course, I was raised on Campbells tomato soup, but you have access to something much better! Smokin’ Mary Tomato Soup. Check out our Smokin’ Mary Bacon and Grilled Cheese Sandwich as a compliment, it’s worth it!
Smokin’ Mary Tomato Basil Soup
7 cups chicken broth
8 cups chopped tomatoes
6 peppers (your choice of variety) chopped
30 Basil leaves
1 stick of butter
1 cup half and half (or heavy cream)
2 cups Smokin’ Mary Mix
4 Tbsp flour (optional)
4 Tbsp milk (optional)
1 cup quinoa
1-2 Tbsp pepper flakes (depending on your desire)
Put broth, tomatoes, peppers and basil into a stock pot. Cover and boil for 20-30 minutes.
Blend until pureed place back in pot. Add butter, half & half and smokin Mary.
To make it thicker, mix the flour and milk together in a small bowl and then stir into the soup mix.
Add 1 – 1 1/2 cups quinoa and pepper flakes.
Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
Garnish with a spoon of sour cream and a basil leaf.