Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quite Tasty

I must say that I am quite proud of myself tonight. It is not unusual for me to make up recipes, but this one is probably the absolute BEST.
The basis of this recipe is from leftovers of  Aidells Spicy Mango Jalepeno Chicken Sausages (these are sweet and hot and Oh, so good). I broiled a package of them for dinner last night and we had some left over. Originally I was considering making pizza with them, but after a package of dry Tortellini noodles from Trader Joe's my creative wheels started turning.
This soup turned out SO good that I wrote out a recipe, and want to share it with you all.

Mexican Tortellini Soup

1 c dried tortellini
1 med. Onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 lg. green pepper, chopped
4  Aidells Spicy Mango Jalepeno Chicken Sausages, grilled and sliced
1 heaping tablespoon of chicken bouillon paste
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 can water
1 can black beans
1 ¼ cup frozen corn
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Grated Cheddar/Jack cheese

Cook tortellini according to directions on the package, drain, and set aside.  (It is really important that you cook the tortellini separately, otherwise it will suck up all of the juices of the soup and you will have a casserole rather than soup.)
Saute onion, garlic, and green pepper until just tender.
Add sliced sausage, cook 2 -3 minutes.
Add bouillon paste with a couple of tablespoons of water and stir to mix.
Add spices, stir to mix.
Add 1 cup of water, diced tomatoes, black beans, and corn, stir to mix.
Simmer for ½ hour, or until heated through.
Add tortellini and simmer another 15 min, or until heated through.
Serve with grated cheese on top.

NOTE: I have no problem with you sharing this recipe with your friends, please just give credit to where it is due. Thank you for your consideration.

1 comment:

  1. So you are back to blogging and your creative juices are flowing into a new recipe! Since Spring is soooo slow to come and stay, soup seems to be very appropriate to warm us up. :) Hope you are having sunshine from the inside out. ~Sue