Apple Bacon Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½white onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1medium apple, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

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

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  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

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

  • Step 4

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

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