Do you have a dish that the recipe is requested whenever you bring it to a gathering? Possibly a family meal that is always at large family gatherings? Well this is the recipe for our family.
1 lb italian sausage
1 c. chopped onion
2 garlic cloves sliced
6 c. beef broth
8 oz. 3 cheese tortellini
1 T. dried parsley
1 med. green bell pepper cup into 1/2 in. pieces
2 c. canned or fresh diced tomatoes
1 c. carrots sliced thin
1/2 tsp basil leaves
1/2 tsp oregano leaves
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. zucchini sliced or mushrooms
Brown sausage. Remove sausage leaving 1 tbsp drippings in pan add garlic and onions saute until tender. Add all other ingredients except the tortellini. Let it simmer for 45 minutes then add tortellini and simmer for another 30 minutes (until tortellini are cooked). Sprinkle mozzarella on top of each bowl.
If you want to make this ahead of time cook the sausage and saute the onion and garlic and then throw all remaining ingredients except for the tortellini in a crock pot and let it cook on low. Then 30 minutes before eating throw in the tortellini noodles.