HEARTY ITALIAN SAUSAGE & TORTELLINI SOUP

Family and friends will devour this delicious ski lodge favorite!

Ingredients

1 lb sweet Italian sausage (casings removed)

1 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic (minced)

5 cups beef broth

½ cup water

½ cup red wine

4 large tomatoes (peeled, seeded & chopped)

1 cup carrots (thinly sliced)

½ Tablespoon fresh basil leaves

½ teaspoon dried oregano

1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)

1 ½ cups zucchini (sliced)

Fresh tortellini pasta (8 oz)

3 Tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

 

Directions

→  Warm a 5 quart dutch oven (or other oven safe dish with a lid), and brown the Italian sausage. 

→  Remove the sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings. 

→  Saute the onions, garlic in the drippings. 

→  Then stir in the beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. 

→  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

 →  Skim the fat off the soup.  Stir in the zucchini and parsley. 

→  Simmer covered for 30 minutes. 

→  Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. 

→  Stir in the parmesan cheese on top of each serving.

January 8th, 2014

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