Italian Bread Soup


2 15-oz cans cans beef broth

2 soup cans water

3 14-oz cans stewed tomatoes

8 cups stale Italian or French Bread torn in pieces

1 lb Italian sausage or meatballs

1 med onion finely chopped

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tsps Italian seasoning


Place broth, water, tomatoes and bread pieces in a 4-5 qt pot. Bring to a boil, mashing tomatoes to break them up. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
Meanwhile remove sausage from casings and brown. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
Discard drippings in skillet and add onion. Cook till golden and tender.
Add sausage (or meatballs), onion, Italian seasonings & Parmesan to broth mixture. Cook 5 minutes.
Serve topped with more Parmesan.