2 cups cooked rice
1 large onion chopped fairly small
1 tablespoon Italian Herb Blend
2 large green bell peppers chopped
8 ounces brown Crimini mushrooms halved or quartered
1 lb. hot turkey Italian sausage
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 (15 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
2 cans water
5 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
freshly-grated Parmesan cheese for serving
Brown beef & sausage. Drain on paper towels.
Add peppers, onion & mushrooms & saute.
Add crushed tomatoes, water, beef broth, Worcestershire, and ketchup. Simmer in crockpot several hours.
Add rice just before serving. Season to taste with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot, with freshly grated Parmesan cheese to add at the table if desired.