Jame sent me this recipe. Thanks!
1 lb mild sausage, casing removed (I used turkey sausage and it turned out FAB)
1 c. onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
6 c. beef stock/bouillon (chicken works well too)
16 oz can tomatoes, drained and chopped
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 lg zucchini, sliced
1 lg carrot, sliced (or baby carrots)
1 med green pepper, diced
1 t. dried basil leaves
2 t. oregano
8 oz. cheese tortellini (found in your grocer's freezer section)
shredded cheese (optional) or you can use parmesan as well.
Brown sausage and remove from skillet. Drain drippings. Add onion and garlic. Saute 5 minutes. combine meat, onion and garlic, beef stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini, carrot, green pepper, and spices in a large pot. Simmer about 30 minutes or until veggies are tender. Add tortellini. Cook until past is tender. serve with cheese if desired. Makes 10 cups.
Total time from start to finish is about an hour.