Friday, November 19, 2010

italian sausage soup

So, I've really been craving soup lately!  I think it's partially the cooler fall weather, but it's also because I've been seeing so many yummy soup recipes that I want to try them all!  This one isn't really a new recipe, but it's one I really love.  I found it in an old American Quarter Horse Journal years ago, and it's been a keeper.  Plus, it's easy which is always a bonus.
Here's the recipe:

Brown together:
1 lb sweet italian sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 chopped garlic clove (a large one)
Drain any extra grease that cooks off the sausage.

5 cups beef broth
1/2 cup red wine
2 cans italian stewed tomatoes
1 cup sliced carrots
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
8 oz (or more) tortellini

Cook until the tortellini are done.  Serve with warm, crusty bread!

You could probably substitute the wine with more beef broth, but it really adds a great flavor to the soup, and any alcohol cooks off.

I love this soup!  Make it this weekend  -you'll love it too!

I'll leave you with a photo of my little cowboy from Halloween.  Happy Friday!