What could be better than tomato soup and grilled cheese. But as Ina says, "Let's turn the volume up."
Tomboy Tomato and Caramelized Onion Soup
|A Bowl Full of Love|
3 lbs yellow onions, diced
1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 stick butter, unsalted
2 Tbl olive oil
2 tsp cumin
1 chipotle pepper, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
In a stock pot over low heat, melt better and oil together. Add onions and stir to coat. Let these suckers cook slowly, allowing to caramelize (roughly 30-35 minutes). Once the onions are sweet and golden brown, add cumin and chipotle. Saute for one minute. Add tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.
Using an immersion blender (or working in batches with a traditional blender), puree the crap out of it. Pass through a sieve discarding solids. Serve hot with a garnish of goat cheese.
*For a fancy grilled cheese, try using a bold stinky cheese like Taleggio or Brie on ciabatta bread with some of my Onion and Fennel Jam! You'll be happy you did.