Rainforest Cafe Jungle Safari Soup

Rainforest Cafe Jungle Safari Soup

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Ready in 3 hours

A journey for your tastebuds! Zucchini, tomatoes, sausage, garbanzo beans, kidney beans and spinach lightly stewed in a zesty broth with pasta and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound Italian sausage; casing removed, lightly sauteed
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 skins are very thin & tender)
16 cups water
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup mixed dried beans; (Romano, kidney, fava, pinto, cranberry, etc.)
1 1/2 tablespoon salt; (to taste)
3 tablespoons sugar; (to taste)
1 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh coriander
1/4 teaspoon dry chile pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Lightly grease stock pot bottom to prevent beans from sticking. Brown sausage and drain.

Saute 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.

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The cheese just melts in, Mmm-mmm!

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