Archive for March 3rd, 2012

Are you looking for a rich and hearty meal with some classic Italian flavors?  Look no further!  I found this recipe on Pinterest, of course, and it was pinned from the blog Creatively Domestic.  This is one of the best soup/stews that I have had in a long time.  I hesitate to call it a soup, because it gets really thick and stew-like which is just fine with me.  Yummy!  I won’t hold you in suspense any longer…here is the recipe.

1 onion finely diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 lb. Italian sausage

1/2 lb. lean ground beef
2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
26 oz. spaghetti sauce
4 cups chicken (or vegetable or beef) stock (I used vegetable broth.)
2 bay leaves
8 oz. pasta



In a large Dutch oven, cook the onion, garlic, and meats in the olive oil until the meats are completely cooked.  (Note: I cooked this the day before so the photo will show a skillet.)


Add the remaining ingredients except the pasta and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.


Bring to a boil and add the pasta.  Cook for additional 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.  Enjoy!  I served this with a quick peppery cheese bread that I will highlight next week.  You don’t want to miss it!  They go great together.



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