ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP
1 pound Italian sausage - (turkey sausage is preferred by Alyce)
1 small onion diced finely
1 - 6oz can tomato paste
2 TBS Italian seasoning
3 -14 or 15oz cans of chick peas - rinsed
1 - 14 or 15oz can (almost 2 cups) of white beans - rinsed
2 - 14 or 15oz cans of chicken stock
1 - 14 or 15oz can of beef stock
Remove sausage from casing and brown with the onion and seasoning, crumbling the meat as it browns. Add paste and mix into the meat. Heat to toast the paste.
Add all ingredients to crock pot and stir to mix. If needed, add more chicken stock or water.
Let cook all day on low. (It tastes even better the second day!)