Spicy and delicious! This is an excellent one dish meal that has always satisfied during the cold winter months. Tastes great on its own or with fresh hot bread and topped with Asiago cheese.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly and lightly browned. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the red wine, beef broth, and 1 cup of water. Add tomato, carrots, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in the zucchini, bell pepper, and parsley. Continue simmering for 45 minutes more. Pour in the remaining 1 cup of water. Increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Stir in the tortellini. Cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving.
Per Serving: 307 calories; protein 15.6g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 1321.8mg.