Italian Sausage Soup

This stew resembles Italian Wedding Soup. It is so simple and so delicious. I do not know where it originated, as it was passed around from friend to friend.

3 cans beef broth
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with herbs, puree slightly
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 pound Italian sausage
1 cup onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery
1 can kidney beans
1- 1 1/2 cups mini pasta shells (or your favorite pasta)

Brown Sausage in a tablespoon olive oil. Remove and set aside. Add garlic to the pan. Cook for 1 min. Add onions and celery. Saute until tender. Add tomatoes, broth, seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 20 minutes. Add pasta, beans and sausage. Simmer until pasta is cooked.