Soup’s On…with Paula #2

Sausage and Bean Soup
I jotted this recipe down about 4 years ago from a magazine in my Dr.s office, and it has become the one and only soup my 11 year old daughter looks forward to. 
1 can drained and rinsed navy beans  (I have used everything from chickpeas, to black beans even canned lentils)
1 3/4 cups beef broth
1 small onion diced
1 minced clove of garlic
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 pkg of hot Italian sausages (4 or 5/pkg)  We like this soup with a spicy zip but if that is not for you, mild Italian sausage would be just fine.
The recipe says to slice the sausage, so in the past i would partially freeze them to make slicing easier, but now I just purchase ground sausage meat or squeeze the meat out of the casing and just roll tiny meatballs,
1 small green zucchini
1 small yellow zucchini
1 can diced tomatoes with herbs
1/3 cup dry red wine (never have it so I just always add 1/3 C water)

4 cups water
baby spinach or chopped spinach
parmesan cheese
Fry sausage slices or balls until brown, then put all ingredients but spinach and cheese in pot.
Bring to boil and simmer until zucchini and onion are tender.
To serve, I put some baby spinach leaves and parmesan cheese in the bottom of the bowls, then ladle hot soup on top and this will be plenty of heat and time to cook the tender spinach leaves.
See you next Friday!
February 9, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Barbara F. - Yummy yum yum, I am going to make this pot of deliciousness very soon. I love the spinach leaves and cheese on the bottom. xo

February 10, 2012 - 12:28 am

SueBee - That looks yummy! I will be making it real soon..
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February 10, 2012 - 12:44 am

Michael Lee West - This soup looks warm and welcoming–thanks for adding the recipe to Foodie Friday!

February 10, 2012 - 1:56 am

Tina@WhatWeKeep - Yum! I love to make soup.
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February 10, 2012 - 2:20 am

Mackenzie - This looks delicious! I love sausage. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you back!

February 10, 2012 - 3:09 am

Stuff and Nonsense - mmm
i love soup
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February 10, 2012 - 12:45 pm

jennifer - That looks so good!!

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February 10, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Heidi @ homeingreece - I chose you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I enjoy your blog so much :) Congratulations! See details on my Feb. 10 post :)

February 10, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Country Gal - Looks Yummy ! Thanks for Linking up and following . I am now lunky following your awesome blog ! Have a great day !

February 10, 2012 - 8:42 pm

heather @ new house, new home, new life - Love this soup – I’m a big soup fan too and put a new pot on every Monday so that there’s something for lunch every day.
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February 10, 2012 - 10:32 pm

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February 10, 2012 - 11:53 pm

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February 11, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Confessions of a Plate Addict - Looks yummy! Have a wonderful weekend!…hugs…Debbie

February 15, 2012 - 2:07 am

Bunny Jean - Hi Paula!

This soup looks SO GOOD right now (still have this cold) and I really like that you make it so we can download it!

Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

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