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2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes (one with Basil, Oregano and Garlic)

2 32 oz cartons Organic Chicken broth

1 lb Hot Italian turkey sausage

1 large onion --diced

3 garlic cloves --diced

1 16 oz bag Frozen Italian Cut Green Beans

About 1 8 oz bag of baby carrots sliced

1 1 lb package frozen cheese tortellini

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Italian Seasoning

dried basil

Garlic powder

Place the onion and garlic in a heated, oiled (with olive oil) cast iron skillet. Let that cook for a minute or two. Remove the sausage from the casings and place the meat in the skillet with the garlic and onion to brown and crumble. In a large stock pot heat the chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Add the frozen Italian cut green beans and sliced carrots and Italian seasoning, basil and garlic powder to taste. Once the carrots are mostly cooked, add sausage and frozen tortellini and cook just until the tortellini is done. (Usually I add about a tablespoon of fennel seed but I forgot to do this and it seemed fine. Also, you can add salt and pepper to taste.)

Date: 2012-09-19 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's not your fault that the industry causes confusion between flat beans and snap/string beans... "French Cut Green Beans" are snap beans. So are "Cut Green Beans" (with no further modifier) and "Whole Green Beans". "Italian Cut Green Beans" are flat beans, which cook differently. For my own tastes I'd add the beans later, the same time as the tortellini, but I have a rep for cooking both snap and flat beans as little as possible. (And I find overcooked flat beans slimy, so I will always err on the side of undercooking them.) YMMV.

All that aside, the recipe sounds like it came out yummy. :-9

Date: 2012-09-19 05:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I know these are flat beans but I thought for clarity I'd put what is on the package. And as for cooking time, you know what you like so putting it in with the tortellini is fine. I don't mind if they are overcooked a bit.

Date: 2012-09-19 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That looks really tasty. I want to give it a try.

Date: 2012-10-29 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a happy one.

Date: 2012-10-29 03:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Thanks, you didn't miss it. It's today. :-)

Date: 2012-11-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow...This sounds so good! =)

Date: 2012-11-02 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
It was! But it made alot so I gave some to my daughter and her boyfriend.


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