BLT Soup

BLT Soup

"Create a soup with all the fabulous flavors of the sandwich, and give it extra zip by adding picante sauce."
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  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium, heat butter and oil. Add the bread cubes; stir until crisp and golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings; set bacon aside. Saute celery and onion in drippings until tender. Add sugar; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth, picante sauce, tomato sauce and pepper; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, add lettuce and heat through. Garnish with the croutons and bacon.

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  • (C) 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.

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This is a really good soup! Wanted to make it healthy so here's what I did: used turkey bacon and just chopped it up and fried it then put in on the side. For my croutons, I cubed the French bre...

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So much bacon! This is an "every now and then" luxury.

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This is a really good soup! Wanted to make it healthy so here's what I did: used turkey bacon and just chopped it up and fried it then put in on the side. For my croutons, I cubed the French bre...

I cut the butter and oil down by to one and a half tablespoons butter/one tablespoon olive oil because I already had premade homemade croutons and I sauteed the vegetables in that instead of the...

I had this as an appetizer at Walt Disney World's Sci-Fi Drive In (at Hollywood Studios) and LOVED it! Then, I found the recipe in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks and have made it several time...

Our family loves to eat hot soup for dinner fairly often in the cold winter months and I am always on the look out for unique, but flavorful soup recipes. This one definitely fits the bill! I wi...

I pureed with immersion blender and added 1/2 cup half and half. I halved the recipe as well. Used avocado instead of lettuce. Then it was good.

This was really good. Hubby doesn't care for fresh tomatoes but loves the salsa and lettuce has never done much for me but I LOVED it in this soup. I put mine in after I dipped my bowl out and i...

when i first saw the recipe my first thaught was that can't be to good but it sounded good at the same time. so i made it. OMG AMAZING!!!! My boyfriend, son and i all loved it.

i work at a nice little diner in Ballston Spa,NY. I made this soup and people loved it great taste and well prepared

This was delicious. I thought it was better than a Panera soup. You can put in other vegetables...I put in chopped sweet peppers and a can of peas. I only used half the butter with the bread ...

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