Without question, this soup is the sole one my husband enjoys


Flavorful Ingredients:

Italian sausage (hot or sweet): 1/2 pound
Lean ground beef: 1/2 pound
Medium onion, finely diced: 1
Garlic, minced: 2 cloves
Green peppers, diced: 2
Ready-to-serve rice: One 8.8-ounce package
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Dried basil: 1/2 teaspoon
Dried oregano: 1/2 teaspoon
Red pepper flakes: A pinch
Tomato sauce: Two 15-ounce cans
Diced tomatoes: Two 14 1/2-ounce cans
Beef broth: One 32-ounce carton
Parmesan cheese rind: 1
The Cooking Process:

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Brown the Italian sausage on all sides, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Remove and set aside, leaving the fat in the skillet.
Cook the ground beef in the same skillet; set aside after cooking.
Sauté the onion in the skillet until slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
In a slow cooker, combine the cooked sausage, beef, onion, and the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.
Before serving, remove the Parmesan cheese rind.
This soup delivers a delightful makeover to the Italian-American stuffed pepper, with a harmonious blend of Italian sausage, basil, oregano, garlic, and a kick of red pepper flakes. The addition of a Parmesan rind infuses the soup with a rich umami flavor. Enjoy this hearty, comforting dish that simplifies a classic while keeping all its beloved flavors."