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Main Dishes,Soup

August 19, 2012

Tortellini Soup
Posted by betsyjo

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This is one of our favorite recipes and I realized the other day I still haven’t posted it here. Time to change that! This recipe is barely adapted from Allrecipes.

1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef broth
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup red wine
1-28 oz can diced tomatoes, diced
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1-8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
9 ounces fresh tortellini pasta
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1) In a 5 quart Dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

2) Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Skim fat from the soup.

3) 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.