2014 Contest Participant.
Tamsin’s Charity: Cindy’s Comfort Camp at Hole in the Woods
Week 2: March 10-14, 2014
This soup will be featured at the cafe for one week in March as part of our Soup’r Delicious charity event. Check back for the complete Soup’r Delicious schedule!
1 lb (or a little more if you like) hot Italian sausage, removed from casing
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2-4 stalks of celery, chopped (include leaves)
2 cloves garlic, minced
8-10 cups chicken stock
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup brown sugar (or to taste)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 15oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 15oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup orzo pasta
2 tsp fresh sage, minced
Brown sausage in oil in large soup kettle, breaking up bigger pieces. Remove from soup kettle, leaving drippings in kettle. Add onion and celery, sauté 3-7 minutes until tender. Add garlic and sauté, stirring for 1 minute. Add sausage, chicken broth, tomatoes with juices, and all seasonings except sage. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add orzo, beans, and sage. Simmer 10 minutes.