10 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 cup sliced turkey pepperoni (3 ounces)**Vegetable cooking spray **
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 **teaspoon dried basil **
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper **Garnishes: sliced fresh basil, shredded Parmesan cheese **
**Parmesan Toasts (recipe below)**
1 . Cook ground beef and pepperoni in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Rinse and drain beef mixture.
2 . Sauté mushrooms and next 3 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven 5 minutes. Stir in beef mixture, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. If desired, garnish and serve with Parmesan Toast Points. PARMESAN TOAST:
1 small sourdough loaf
Cut 1 small sourdough loaf into thin wedges. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400º for 5 minutes.