Serves 6 (or 3, if you have Don's appetite!)
8 oz sausage meat. Regular, Italian or I use Jimmy Dean reduced fat sausage
1 medium onion (about 1/2 cup)
2 cans (14.5 oz) chicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, roasted garlic flavor
1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup broccolli, chopped. (Feel free to add more if you like)
Cook sausage and onions until sausage is crumbled and browned, and onions are just opaque. About 10 minutes.
In stock pot, combine broth, tomatoes, beans, sausage and onion mixture. Cook on simmer for 5 minutes. Add broccolli and cook another 5 minutes.
This is Don's absolutely favorite winter soup.