Venison Italian Soup

Ingredients

1 pound ground venison

1 onion, chopped

1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

3 cups water

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans

1 (15 ounce) can green beans

1 carrot, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1/2 (8 ounce) package ziti pasta

Directions

1 Brown venison, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and spices. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 30 minutes.

2 Stir in beans, carrots, and zucchini. Simmer soup for 90 minutes.

3 Add pasta, and cook until tender. Top individual servings with grated cheese, and serve.