Italian sausage and tortellini soup

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Sweet Italian sausage or
1 large Carrot -- thinly sliced
Chorizo sausage -- casings
1 medium Green bell pepper -- diced
Removed
½ cup Dry red wine (op.)
1 cup Chopped onion
2 tablespoons Dried basil
2 larges Garlic cloves -- sliced
2 tablespoons Dried oregano
5 cups Beef stock or canned broth
8 To 10 ounces purchased
2 cups Chopped tomatoes (about 3/4
Fresh cheese tortelli
Parmesan cheese -- freshly
1 can (8-oz) can tomato sauce
Grated
1 large Zucchini -- sliced

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Saute 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 saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock,tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregan 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.

SOURCE: Bon Appetit, October 1993 Posted on GEnie's Food & Wine RT by J.APPLEBURY [AppleDebbie] on 9/27/93 MM by QBTOMM and Sue Woodward (S.WOODWARD/GEnie; 72772,2247/CIS; SWOODWARD/NVN) Recipe By :

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