I got this recipe from my mom's friend Jan! It is restaurant quality. Had to share it with EVERYONE.
Special thanks to Jan for sharing it... Enjoy!
2 lbs Italian Sausage – hot or mild
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
Brown the above until sausage is cooked through on med high heat in a stock pot.
Drain fat, Reduce to simmer and add the following:
3 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
6 cups beef broth
3 9oz. cans tomato sauce
3 large carrots chopped
1 Tsp. oregano
1 Tsp. thyme
1 Tsp basil leaves
1 Tsp. parsley flakes
Cover and Simmer above for 2 to 3 hours until carrots are tender.
And 2 to 3 small zucchini chopped
Simmer covered for another 45 minutes.
Before serving add 10oz frozen tortellini **that has been cooked al dente.
Serve topped with grated parmesan or romano