Homemade Condensed Tomato Soup

homemade condensed tomato soupI was playing around with Stuffed Cabbage recipes last week and the majority of the recipes I found online called for condensed cream of tomato soup which was very frustrating for me.  I spent half the day researching recipes WITHOUT it and kept coming up with alternatives that used gravy or a lemon sauce, which is not what I wanted.

I wanted a true traditional Polish stuffed cabbage so I was just about to abort the whole idea for another day when it occurred to me to make it myself.

This was super easy to do.  There are a ton of copycat recipes on Pinterest but most of them called for either tomato puree or tomato sauce, both of which I did not have.

But what I DID have was organic tomato juice (I think I was saving it for a soup recipe, I’m not totally sure), so I decided to just wing it with that since it is made from tomatoes afterall.

I needed to thicken it obviously, so I started by making a roux of butter and flour then added the juice.  It needed a little tweaking so I added some ketchup and some spices.  If you have tomato paste I think that would work as well but in order to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes you will need to add a little more sugar.

This recipe only uses 4 ingredients and some spices.  There is no HFCS or preservatives or MSG.  It is super quick and easy to make so you have no more excuses!  🙂

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Homemade Condensed Tomato Soup

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Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Organic Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons White Whole Wheat Flour (I use Bob Mills)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Tomato Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cane Sugar

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan
  2. Add the flour and stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes to burn off any raw flour taste
  3. Add the tomato juice, ketchup, garlic powder, salt and sugar and stir to combine
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