Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sausage, Pepper and Potato Soup (stew or stoup)



I can't help but chuckle at the title because I know that a lot of my readers and blogger friends despise Rachael Ray.  I know she's quirky and annoys people but that doesn't stop me from trying her recipes and it shouldn't stop you either. I like her and more importantly, this dish is delicious!  I added a potato and handful of Trader Joe's frozen sliced peppers (in addition to the cubanelle's), a can of roman beans, some crushed red pepper (since I didn't use spicy sausage) and Italian seasoning.  I loved it!  I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today!



Sausage, Pepper and Potato Soup

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/sausage-peppers-and-onions-stoup-recipe/index.html

Ingredients:


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds hot or sweet Italian sausage, cut into small pieces or smashed with a masher or spoon
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 to 4 cubanelle peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
2 medium-large onions, thinly sliced
1 large potato, diced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 cups chicken stock
2 (15-ounce) cans or 1 (28-ounce) can crushed or diced fire roasted tomatoes
1 can roman beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
1/2 cup basil leaves, torn
1 tsp Italian seasoning
crushed red pepper to taste (if you use spicy sausage you don't need this)
1 cup Romano cheese

Directions:

Heat extra-virgin olive oil in deep skillet, add sausage and brown a few minutes then add potato, garlic, peppers, onions and cook until soft, 6 to 7 minutes more.

Deglaze pan with vinegar abd stir in stock, tomatoes, basil, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer, cook 10 -15 minutes and then add beans and cook for another 5-10 minutes until potatoes are tender.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with grated cheese on top.






23 comments:

Rosabela said...

I like Rachel Ray! I don't mind her quirkiness at all. She has great recipes and this one sounds like another winner for a cold winter day like today!Yum!

DDpie said...

Hey, I LOVE Racheal Ray! And this soup looks YUMMO (I don't care what they say LOL)

Mom on the Run said...

I LOVE Rachael Ray! I have been to the live show and have even more respect for her.

I also love stoups.They fill you up and keep you satisfied. Great Recipe!

Giovanna said...

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm!

Lucy..♥ said...

Great flavor combinations in this stoup, just perfect for these cold days..... mmmmmm!!!

Bob said...

Well, I'm not a RR fan, but I'll still use her recipes. I mean a good idea is a good idea! The stew/soup looks awesome.

teresa said...

mmmmm, so warm and comforting, great soup!

Danielle said...

YUM! soup, stew, stoup....it's all good. I enjoy RR...she has a lot of good tips

Cathy said...

Rachael is OK...and this looks awesome. I refuse to call it stoup, however. :)

Pam said...

I love soups like this - it looks hearty and so delicous.

Dajana said...

That's just something I need to fight this cold weather. Sounds great.

megan said...

This looks awesome! i like Rachael Ray too. I used to not be a big fan, but since I've tried a few of her recipes and loved them all, I've switched over :) She has a sausage and kale soup that I love!

Joe Ambrosino said...

You're right, Michelle! I can't take RR and the word, "yummo", but this recipe looks great(I love your addition of potatoes which makes the consistency just right)I also confess to never having tried "fire roasted tomatoes". Are they very different?

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so thick and hearty! Yum!

Patti T. said...

This really is a perfect soup for the winter storm headed our way. I watch RR, yes she can be annoying, but she has some great tips and some of her recipes that I have tried I love.

Anonymous said...

Rachel ray is a favorite of mine. I like the way she delivers herself and also the way she shares her knowledge.
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Stacey Snacks said...

Last December I showed Rachael Ray's seafood STOUP, and I couldn't stand that title, but the "stoup" sure tasted great!
Happy Holidays!!!!
Stacey

Culinary Alchemist said...

OK, I have to admit that RR gets on my nerves. But I like a lot of recipes... and this soup (OK, I'll say it... Stoup) is going on the list... Awesome... I am so hungry now. Don't ya just love the frozen Pepper medley from Trader Joe's... So handy. :)

Cassie said...

I didn't know rawhides were bad for yorkies?!!? I wonder why?

Hmmm....anyway thanks for entering the giveaway!

Cassie said...

Hmmm I tried to email you back and it got returned to me :( I'll definitely have to try flossies-thanks for the tip!

Kristin said...

Mmmmm. So perfect for Winter. Nobody can say that she isn't a sweetheart...that's for sure!

Erin Bried said...

*mouth watering*

Jen_from_NJ said...

There are a few Rachael Ray recipes that I really like. I make her Pasta Puttanesca regularly. It's delicious! I'll have to give this "stoup" a try!