Saturday, February 26, 2011

52 Weeks of Crazy Crock Potting

When you have teenagers, soup IS NOT a meal.
This one is hearty enough to fill everyone up.
1 lb Mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1 Onion, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced
6 Cups Beef Broth
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Red Wine

1 14 1/2 oz Can of Diced Tomatoes
1 Cup Carrots, thinly sliced
1 C Celery, sliced

1/2 Tablespoon Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 8 ounce Can Tomatoo Sauce
1 1/2 Cups Zucchini, sliced
1 1/2 Cups Yellow Squash, sliced
8 ounces Cheese Tortellini

1 Tablespoon Parsely, Chopped
1 Cup Fresh Spinach

grated Parmesan cheese for topping


1.Cook the sausage in a frying pan over medium high heat for 10 minutes, or until well browned. Remove the sausage and put in the crock pot.  Drain the fat except for about 1 tablespoon.

2. Add the onions and garlic to the fat and saute for 5 about minutes.

3. Transfer the onions and garlic to the crock pot.
4. Add the beef stock, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, celery, basil, oregano, tomato sauce zucchini, and yellow squash. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
5. Cook the tortellini according to directions on the package and set aside.

6. When ready to serve, increase heat to High setting, add the cooked tortellini, parsley, an spinach to the soup and cook for 10 minutes until heated through.

7. Pour into individual bowls and garnish with the cheese.

Serve with a nice salad and some warm, crusty French Bread.
Great for a cold winter day!


Raven said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm nummy!

Unknown Mami said...

I want it NOW!

Tricia said...

this is in my crockpot right now! We're feeding the elders. We aren't telling them about the red wine.....just in case they freak out. :) you should have seen me in the liqour aisle @ the store with my about I can't wait to taste it, it smells so good. Thank you for posting decent crock pot recipes, I'm trying to use it more these days.

Julianna said...

WOW! This looks fantastic. I will have to see if I can find tortellinis in Gluten Free... I know they make raviolis...

Yummy! -J

Amy said...

That looks YUMMY! My picky boys probably wouldn't eat it, but I'm over catering to them.

Stefanie said...

OKay, that looks so yummy! I could make that up and eat it all myself. Im a little selfish that way. Heh.

Mrs4444 said...

This looks really delicious and full of goodness!