Apple Bacon Tomato Soup

Apple Bacon Tomato Soup

This is a hearty, healthy soup that will warm you up on these cold winter days. The bacon adds depth of flavor and cuts the sweetness of the apples nicely. This recipe is perfect for making ahead and freezing in individual portions so you can enjoy it year round!

prep: 15 mins cook: 30 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

1 medium apple, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

5 slices bacon

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 cups beef stock

salt and pepper to taste

1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans

½ white onion, chopped

1 bay leaf

1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes

½ cup red wine

Instructions:

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, coarsely chop, and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute white onion and garlic 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in beef stock, pinto beans, tomatoes, celery, and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the apple in the red wine until soft.

Mix bacon, apple, and remaining red wine into the soup mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until well blended.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 195 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 11.9mg; sodium 446.8mg.

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