Thursday, February 28, 2013

Italian Chili


I love a good winter soup! There's just something nice about eating a bowl of steamy goodness after a long snowy day. As I write this, it is snowing like crazy! Snow is like the equivalent of natures "mean girl." So beautiful, but very cold and unpleasant. No worries, this soup will help you with any icy discomfort you may experience!

1 lb of Italian Sausage
1/2 yellow or red onion
1 red or green bell pepper
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 14 oz can Cannellini Beans (you can also use great Northern or even chick peas)
1 14 oz can kidney beans
1 14 oz can of diced Italian Tomatoes
1 26 oz can of pasta sauce

Saute the sausage, pepper and onion together until the meat is browned and the onion is translucent. Then add in the seasonings. Once this has cooked together for a minute or two, add in all the canned ingredients. I like to drain the beans; the liquid doesn't add anything to the soup and it's not particularly good for you. With the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce I add in the whole thing and fill them up about half way with water. Let this simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes and serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese and a side of Magic Bread. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. The mean girl comment is very funny! This soup looks looks so good and satisfying. It would be a nice change from the same old soup rut that I sometimes get into.