1 lb Ground Beef
1 lb Italian Sausage [I prefer all Ground Beef]
1 c Bacon, cooked and crumbled
14 oz Baby Carrots
1+ c Chopped Onion
1 c Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1-1/2 c Chopped Celery
1qt Tomato Juice or Homestock Tomato Soup
48 oz Diced Canned Tomatos with garlic and basil
2 cans Dark Red Kidney Beans [I substitute 1 can black beans]
1 can Light Red Kidney Beans
1 qt Chicken Stock -- add as needed to the thickness you want
2 T Basil
7 cloves Garlic
Salt to taste
1 lb Dry Pasta
1 can Black Olives
Cook beef and sausage until browned
Just throw in everything -- EXCEPT THE PASTA.
Simmer for 30 minutes or longer.
Add pasta, continue simmer another 20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Makes a large pot. Will serve 12+ hearty appetites!
[Thanks to epicurious.com!]