Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Masterpiece

Completing a recipe from scratch qualifies as a masterpiece to me when the finished product looks like the picture and tastes good! The following soup recipe makes a large quantity so think about inviting some company to share a meal. Serve with your favorite red wine or Chianti Classico.
Italian Soup
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage mild (cooked and drained)
  • 1/2 onion sauteed in 1TB butter 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cans Swanson's Beef low sodium
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cans canned chunky tomatoes (garlic/basil/oregano)
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 zucchini finely sliced and cut in half
  • 1 can Northern beans drained or 1 package Italian Green Beans (in frozen foods)
  • 1/2 chopped green pepper
  • 1 package cheese tortellini (in the dairy section0 cook till al dente
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mixture (produce dept.)

Directions: In a soup pot add the following

  • beef broth, water, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, crumbled browned sausage,
  • carrots, zucchini, pepper, sauteed onion/garlic, beans, seasonings
  • Simmer 45 minutes and add wine, cooked cheese tortellini and cabbage and cook 15 minutes more
  • Water may be needed when serving a second time

Bon Appetit

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