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       Title: * Vegetable Tortellini Soup
  Categories: Diabetic, Soups/stews, Pasta, Vegetables, Cheese
       Yield: 3 sweet ones
  
     1/2 lg Onion; coarsely chopped           1/4 c  Picante sauce or salsa;
       1 cl Garlic; minced (2tsp)              1/2 ts Dried basil; crushed
     1/2 tb Olive oil;                      4 1/2 oz Cheese-filled tortellini;
   1 1/2 cn 14 1/2 oz beef broth;             1/2    Green bell pepper; diced
     1/2 cn 14 1/2 oz stewed tomatoes;       3/16 c  Freshly grated parmesan;
  
   In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook onion and garlic in olive oil
   until tender, about 6 minutes.  Add broth, tomatoes, picante sauce
   and basil; bring to a boil.  Stir in tortellini; simmer uncovered 15
   minutes.
   
   Stir in bell pepper; continue to simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until
   tortellini is tender.  Ladle into soup bowls; sprinkle with cheese.
   
   Note: Very good with Reser’s salsa.
   Was for 6 serving, now is for 3 sweet ones.
   
   PER SERVING:
   
   Calories: 152 (22% from protein, 52 % from carbohydrate, 27 % from
   fat) Protein: 8 grams  Fat: 5 grams  Cholesterol: 16 mg
   Carbohydrate: 20 grams Sodium: 903 mg Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1
   bread, 1/2 meat, 1/2 fat
  
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