Washington Island Tortellini Soup with Sausage

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Deb Lund

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@luv2cookDeb

Many years ago I had a bowl of delicious tortellini soup while visiting Washington Island, a small island off "the Door" in Wisconsin. Years later I created this soup after I had an abundance of Au Jus left after serving italian beef for Christmas. The juice has all the spices needed for ths hearty flavorful soup. It has been a Christmas tradition every year since. I even freeze the aujus leftovers though out the year so I can make this soup each winter! Hope you enjoy this as much as my family!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
family of 4 with leftovers
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2-4 c
    italian beef gravy
  • 48 oz
    beef broth(swanson), you can use chicken broth as well if that's what you have on hand.
  • 3 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion
  • 1-2 large
    green pepper diced or the leftovers from the italian beef!
  • 2 lb
    italian sausage, mild rolled into small meatballs
  • 1 tsp
    ground fennel
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1 c
    green beans sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can(s)
    great northern white beans 15 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    garbanzos, cooked
  • 1 lb
    frozen tortellini, cheese stuffed

How to Make Washington Island Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients and simmer on low for one hour. You can turn it down to a simmer and cook longer if you want.
  2. Skim the fat from the top of soup and discard.
  3. Add the garbanzo, great northern and green beans and simmer until the green beans are soft, about 45 minutes.
  4. Add tortellini and cook until done about 20-30 minutes. The soup can be eaten when the tortellini is done or you can cook it for another 1/2 hour to really infuse the flavor into the tortellini.
  5. Crusty Italian bread is all that is needed to complete this meal. Si mangia!!

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About Washington Island Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian



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