This hearty soup is inspired by pizza flavors. Feel free to add extra toppings like mushrooms and olives!
Course Main Course, Soup
Key Ingredient Beef, Parmesan Cheese, Red Wine, Sausage, Tomato
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours20minutes
Author Vintage Kitty
1lbsweet Italian sausageremoved from casings
1lblean ground beef
8cupsthinly sliced green and red peppers
3cupsthinly sliced onions
2 28ozcans fire roasted diced tomatoes
5cupsbeef stockor more
1TBItalian seasoningsee notes
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh basil or parsley
In a large soup pot, brown Italian sausage and ground beef over medium heat until mostly cooked.
Remove meat with a slotted spoon, leaving behind pan drippings.
Turn heat up to medium-high and sauté peppers, onions, garlic and spices until onions are translucent.
Add tomatoes, wine and beef stock and bring to a boil.
Return meat to the pan and reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
Meanwhile, cook ditalini according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
Let soup simmer until tomatoes have broken down and the flavors have come together, about 1-2 hours.
Add ditalini to soup and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve garnished with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.
I used an Italian seasoning that contained oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, basil, sage, red pepper flakes, and parsley. If your seasoning does not include red pepper flakes, make sure to add at least ¼ teaspoon to your soup. It won’t make it spicy, but it will enhance the tomato flavor.
Warning! This recipe might cause extreme joy. For personal use only. Copyright vintagekitty.com