Random Ragout

Random Ragout

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1 lb bulk hot Italian sausage
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large purple onion, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 each orange and green bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cans chicken broth
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cans cannelini beans, drained
1 can yellow hominy, drained


Brown the sausage and beef together in a skillet, drain and set aside.

Saute the onion, garlic and bell peppers in the olive oil until the onion is soft.  Add the reserved ground meat, grape tomatoes, oregano, basil, bay leaf, diced tomatoes, broth, cumin, salt and pepper, then bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.  Add the beans and hominy and continue to simmer for 20 minutes.