For this recipie you will need:
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1/2 lb hamburger (you could just use one full pound of either one of these but I like the combination)
3 ribs of celery
2 green or red peppers
1/2 red onion
1 32 oz can of whole tomatoes
1 14 oz can of kidney or white beans
2 cups cooked short pasta (ditalini or penne)
3 chicken flavored bollion cubes
Brown the ground beef and sausage until it is no longer pink. Add salt and pepper to taste
Chop all of the vegetables into bite sized pieces. They shouldn't disappear in the soup.
Add the vegetables and cook until they are tender, but not falling apart.
Add in the can of whole tomatoes and the juice they come in. Squish the tomatoes until they are broken into smaller pieces.
I use the whole tomatoes because they seem to have a sweeter flavor and I like the texture better for this recipe. Feel free to used diced or stewed tomatoes instead.
Fill up the 32 oz can with water and add it to the pot with the beans, pasta and bullion cubes. Simmer for about 20 minutes and serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.