Thursday, January 7, 2010

Grandma B's Italian Tortellini Soup

1 lb. Italian Sausage (boil this in a pan of water for 20 minutes)

1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 (12 oz.) cans beef broth
2 (14.5 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 small bag baby carrots (i cut each baby carrot in half)
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
3 tbsp. parsley
1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 (20 oz.) pkg. fresh tortellini
2 medium zucchinis, cut in medium slices, then quartered

Saute onion and garlic in a large soup pan with butter and e.v. olive oil until onions are transparent. After sausage has cooked for 20 minutes, thinly slice each sausage. Add everything to your onions and garlic, except tortellini and zucchini. Boil for 15 minutes, then add tortellini and zucchini and boil for 8 to 10 minutes more. Enjoy!

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