Saturday, August 13, 2011

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

1 pound sweet Italian (I like to use hot) sausage, casings removed
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef broth
1 cup water
4 large tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrots1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
8 ounces fresh tortellini pasta
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
In a 5 quart Dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef broth, water, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Skim fat from the soup. Stir in zucchini and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds a lot like the last soup I made except I kept it meatless.