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Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil

Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine

    American

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped in pieces 1/2 inch or less

1 T minced garlic

4 tsp. olive oil, divided

3 cups homemade chicken stock 

1 cup tomato sauce

1 cup roasted tomatoes, diced into small pieces

2 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. ground fennel

2 links hot turkey Italian sausage

1/2 lb. ground beef

1 cup water, to deglaze pan

1 can garbanzo beans

1/2 cup macaroni

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions

Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in large frying pan, add onions and saute about 5 minutes, then add garlic and saute 2-3 minutes more.While onions are cooking, combine homemade chicken stock , tomato sauce, slow-roasted tomatoes (or use canned tomatoes), dried basil (or use frozen basil), dried oregano, and ground fennel in large soup pot and start to simmer.Add onions and garlic to soup pot.In same frying pan you cooked onions and garlic, brown ground beef and turkey sausage (squeezed out of the links) until cooked through, about 10 minutes.Use the back of a turner to break up the ground beef and sausage into small pieces.When done, add ground beef and sausage to soup pot.Cover pot and simmer on very low heat for one hour.After an hour, add beans and simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes.Add macaroni and simmer 30 minutes longer. (You may need to add a bit of extra water, depending on how tightly the lid fits on your pot.)When macaroni is done, add chopped fresh or frozen basil and cook 5 minutes.Serve hot. Can top with grated parmesan cheese if desired.