Joanne's Italian Soup
You can make this in a crock pot or just slowly simmer it.
1 lb ground beef
1 lb sweet Italian link sausage
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium onions, chopped
1 can (28 oz) whole tomatoes, mashed
3 cans (14 oz) beef broth
2 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 small zucchini, cut in small chunks
1 bay leaf
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp parsley
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 c water .
Brown ground beef and sausage. Drain and cut sausage into 1 inch
Sauté onion , pepper and garlic until onion is soft. Add
to crock pot. Stir well and add more water if necessary to cover.
and cook on low 12-14 hours. Check occasionally and add water if
necessary. serve with grated parmesan if desired.
NOTE: I often prepare this ahead of time and put the assembled
crock pot in
the refrigerator and then just plug it in when the time comes.
If I do
this I start it on high for an hour or so to compensate for it
just come from the refrigerator, a family favorite.
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