Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Instructions:
Saute sausage in heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling with back of spoon, about 10 min. Transfer sausage to bowl using slotted spoon. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add onion & garlic & saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrot, bell pepper, wine & spices. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. (can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Cover & refigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.) Add tortellini to soup and cook until tender, about 8 min. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan & Serve.



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