Place sausage in 3-quart microwaveable casserole; cover with waxed paper. Microwave at High 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. Drain drippings; set sausage aside. Using same casserole, combine beef broth, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, garlic and Italian seasoning. Cover; microwave at High 15 to 17 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Add reserved sausage and beans. Microwave at High 4 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender; add parsley. Serve with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.
Makes 8 one cup servings.
Gumbos, Soups, Chowders
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana