Portuguese Sausage Soup
This great-tasting sausage and kidney bean soup is bursting at the seams with veggies and seasoned with anise seed.
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup pitted black olives
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans
5 cups water
2 teaspoons garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon anise seed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Sauté Italian sausage in a kettle until done; drain.
- Add chopped zucchini, chopped onion, sliced celery, black olives, diced potatoes, whole tomatoes, kidney beans (undrained), water, crushed garlic cloves, anise seed, and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
Makes 8 servings.