Quick and Easy Bean Sausage Soup



1. In a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, sauté garlic and onion in oil until tender.

2. Add 1 can of beef broth, pinto beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, basil, thyme and celery seeds. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

3. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and process until mixture ix pureed.

4. Return to saucepan; add Great Northern beans, remaining can of beef broth, spaghetti and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally.

5. Add the sausage; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf before serving.