Monday, September 21, 2009

Pizza Stoup

This stoup has everything you'll ever want or need in a pizza! Minus the crust. But the quick solution to that problem is to serve it with bread-sticks ;) Anyway, if there's a particular ingredient you would/wouldn't like on your pizza, then don't put it in the soup!

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can mushrooms OR 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 c. bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 c. pepperoni slices, chopped
  • 1/2 c. ham, chopped
  • 1/2 c. sausage*
  • 1 can Cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 c. beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Italian Seasoning, to taste
  • brown sugar, to taste (depends on how sweet a sauce you want)
  • Dried Basil, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste

1. Heat a soup pot to medium high. Add just a little (half T. at most) olive oil, and then add sausage and ham.
2. Brown meat and then add onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper.
3. Season with spices; add pepperoni and tomatoes.
4. Stir in broth and bring to boil; simmer 15-30 minutes.

*you can use ground Italian sausage, or slice sausage links. I like to use those specialty chicken sausages, like Amy's... low in fat but very high in flavor! *B

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