Green Tomato & Spam Soup

Has the first frost of the season left you with a surplus of green tomatoes? Here’s a delectable idea on what to do with the them!

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Green Tomato & Spam Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 T.s butter
  • 4 to 6 ozs spam, diced
  • 1 sm onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red and/or green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 24 ozs fresh green tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 8 ozs fresh red tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 t. celery salt
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Salt and black cracked pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a medium sized pot, heat butter over medium-low heat, adding spam, onion and bell pepper.

  2. Sauté until onion is translucent.

  3. Add water, stir in the tomatoes, then add chicken bouillon cubes.

  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer while occasionally stirring for about 30 minutes.

  5. Allowing to cool some beforehand, use a blender or food processor to puree the mixture.

  6. Return mixture to the pot, add celery salt, garlic powder and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

  7. Add salt, pepper and cayenne as preferred.

Based on Diana Rattray’s recipe Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham on SouthernFood.About.com.

Nice!

Steve D.

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