Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fall Soup

If you are like me
then there is nothing better than a hearty, delicious bowl of soup
on a crisp fall day.

I made this soup the other night and we loved it and ate it for the next couple days.
It is my mom's recipe and now one of our family favorites!
It is really easy, just the simmering and vegetable chopping takes the time.

Tortellini and Italian Sausage Soup
(you could totally make it vegetarian too if you don't like sausage, but the Italian stuff is pretty good)

 Ingredients

1 pound of Italian sausage cooked-put in lots of water and cook and cut in circular slices
¼ cup of coarsely chopped onion (can use more if you like more onion)
2 cloves garlic crushed
5 cups of beef broth
½ cup water
2 cups chopped tomatoes-diced tomatoes-I like to puree in majic bullet because I don't like the chunky tomatoes
1-2 cups thinly sliced carrots 
½ teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon oregano
8 ounces tomato sauce
2 cups tortellini
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 green pepper chopped
1 sliced zucchini

Method

Brown meat in water, sautee garlic and onions in drippings
In a big pot-add broth, water, diced tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, sausage
Bring to a boil
Reduce and simmer for ½ hour
Skim fat
Add zuchinni, tortelli.,parsley and green peppers
Simmer for 15 minutes
add tortellini and simmer until tortellini is tender
Serve with a little cheese on top if you want
Enjoy!

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