Smoked Sausage Stew With Orzo

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by CarrolJ

I bought some summer sausage on a BOGO sale and it stimulated my imagination today. I made this simple stew and was shocked at how wonderful it tasted. It is quick, easy, and hearty. Would be even better with some good French or Italian Bread.

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Directions

  1. Quarter the long links of sausage then cut into about 1/4 in slices.
  2. Brown sausage lightly in a 4 quart pan or larger, browning enhances the flavor
  3. Add hot water.
  4. Add drained mixed vegetables.
  5. Add black pepper, ham soup base, MSG, and tomato sauce.
  6. Add Orzo.
  7. Cook 10 minutes over medium heat until Orzo is almost tender.
  8. Turn down to to a slow simmer for another 15 minutes.
  9. Stew will slowly thicken on it's own during the simmering process.

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