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Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

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Sheila Vidal
Added: Wednesday, September 30, 2009


1 lb. Italian sausage (mild or hot)
1 C coarsely chopped onions
2 cloves garlic
5 C beef broth
1/2 C water
1/2 C dry red wine
2 C tomatoes (peeled, chopped )
1 C thinly sliced carrots
1/2 t basil leaves
1/2 t oregano leaves
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 1/2 C sliced zucchini
8 oz. frozen meat or cheese filled tortellini or very small ravioli
3 T chopped fresh parsley
1 med. green pepper cut into 1/2 pieces
grated Parmesan cheese

If sausage comes in a casing, remove casing. In 5 qt. dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage from dutch oven, drain, reserving 1 T drippings in dutch oven. Saute onions and garlic in reserved drippings until onions are tender.
Add beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce and sausage.

Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 30 min. Skim fat from soup. Stir in zucchini, tortellini, parsley and green pepper. Simmer covered an additional 35-40 min. or until tortellini are tender. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.

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Serves 6-8




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