Hearty Tomato SoupA delicious tomato soup made extra hearty by adding ground beef and bulk pork sausage! Simple, easy and very appetite satisfying!

1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage*
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (14 oz) jar pizza sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
2-1/2 cups water
1 (4 oz) can mushroom stems and pieces
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the ground beef, sausage and chopped onion until the meat is no longer pink; drain and return to the saucepan.

In a large bowl, combine the pizza sauce, tomato paste and water until smooth. Stir in the mushrooms, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Add the pizza sauce mixture to the meat mixture; stir to blend. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Makes 8 servings.

* Bulk Italian sausage may be used in place of the pork sausage, if desired.

Emily

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