Secret Recipes

Rainforest Cafe Safari Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lbs Italian sausage - casing removed, lightlyc sautéed and drained
  • 1 cup partly cooked pasta - any shape
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups diced eggplant - skinned (unless skinscare very thin and tender)
  • 16 cup water
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup mixed dried beans (Romano, kidney,cfava, pinto, cranberry, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salt (to taste)
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp granulated sugar (to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh coriander
  • 1/4 tsp dry chile pepper
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Preparation:

Lightly grease stock pot bottom to prevent beans from sticking. Sauté sausage and drain. Sauté or sweat vegetables (garlic, onions, carrots, celery, eggplant) in olive oil until softened. Add water, sausage, tomatoes, salt, sugar, pepper, garlic powder, basil, celery seed, coriander, parsley, chile pepper, balsamic vinegar. Simmer 2 to 3 hours (until beans are soft). Adjust seasonings. Add pasta a few minutes before serving.

Servings:
4