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megimoo
12-14-2008, 11:09 PM
CHEESE TORTELLINI AND SAUSAGE SOUP
Hearty with a full bodied flavor!

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
or ground sausage meat
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 8-ounce can tomato sauce
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 to 10 ounces purchased fresh cheese tortellini
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
PREPARATION:
Sauté Italian sausage meat 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.

6 Servings

PoliCon
12-14-2008, 11:15 PM
and WHERE are the obligatory pics???? :p

megimoo
12-15-2008, 01:11 AM
and WHERE are the obligatory pics???? :pFor a pot of soup you want pictures ?

PoliCon
12-15-2008, 10:35 AM
For a pot of soup you want pictures ? Doesn't have to be the POT - could be a steaming BOWL of soup :p

megimoo
12-15-2008, 10:41 AM
Doesn't have to be the POT - could be a steaming BOWL of soup :pUse your imagination or make some !

PoliCon
12-15-2008, 10:44 AM
Use your imagination or make some !:eek: make it?? Without seeing a picture of it first????? :eek: UNTHINKABLE!