Soup: Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

posted by Kewpys Mom 06-10-103 4:45 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
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1 pound sweet Italian sausage or chorizo sausage -- casings removed
1 cup chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves -- sliced
5 cups beef stock or canned broth
2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 3/4 pound)
1 can tomato sauce -- (8 ounce)
1 large zucchini -- sliced
1 large carrot -- thinly sliced
1 medium-sized green bell pepper -- diced
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried oregano
8 ounces purchased fresh cheese tortellini (8-10)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Sauté Italian sausage in heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling with back of spoon, about 10 minutes. using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregano. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.)

Add tortellini to soup and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Serves 6.

Bon Appétit
October 1993
Pam Blanton: Aspen, Colorado

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