Thursday, September 3, 2009

Turkey Minestrone

Julie A.

2/3 cup chopped onion
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 lb. Hot Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 cans (14.5 oz each) Italian stewed tomatoes
6 cups chicken broth
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 package (10 oz) frozen mixed vegetables
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1- 1/2 cups COOKED elbow macaroni
2 Tbs cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
Pepper to taste

In a large kettle over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the next six ingredients; cook until meat is no longer pink (season meat if desired). Add tomatoes, broth, zucchini and mixed vegetables; cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Add beans, cooked macaroni, vinegar, salt & pepper (if desired); simmer for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Serves 16 (4 quarts). Is YUMMY & Healthy!!

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