1Saute Italian sausage in heavy stock pot over med high heat until cooked thru, crumbling as it cooks.
Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from pan.
2Add onion and garlic to pan and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to pan. Add beef stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini,carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregano.
Simmer until vegeables are tender about 35 -40minutes.At this point you can keep it in the frig.for 2 days ahead,if needed. bring to simmer to contiune on.OR:
3Add Tortellini to soup and cook until tender about 5-7 minutes.
Season soup with salt and pepper to taste.
Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve, with a hearty crushy bread. oh yum.. xoxoxo
4this was great at a church progressive dinner. it disappeared. xoxoxoxo