*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                 Pizza Soup
 Recipe By     : Recipe A Day
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      tablespoon    Olive Oil
    1      medium        Onion -- finely chopped
      1/2  cup           Fresh Mushrooms -- sliced
      1/4  cup           Green Bell Peppers -- thinly sliced
    1      cup           Stewed Tomatoes -- undrained
    1      cup           Beef Stock
    8      ounces        Pepperoni -- thinly sliced
      1/2  teaspoon      dried Basil
      1/2  teaspoon      dried Oregano
    1                    dried Bay Leaf
                         Salt and Pepper to Taste
    1      cup           Mozzarella Cheese -- shredded
 Either pre-heat oven broiler now, or utilize a microwave to garnish your dinner
  presentation by melting the shredded Mozzarella cheese sprinkled over the top 
 of the finished soup.
 Warm olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.  Saut‚ onion, mushroom
 s, and green bell peppers until soft, but not browned.  It usually takes about 
 3 to 5 minutes for the onions to become translucent.
 Add stewed tomatoes, beef stock, pepperoni, basil, oregano, and bay leaf.  Cont
 inue to warm until the mixture is heated through, making sure to stir occasiona
 lly.  Find the bay leaf swimming in your soup and discard it.  Add salt and pep
 per to taste.
 Ladle the soup into ovenproof bowls and sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella chees
 e.  Either broil in the oven until the cheese melts and is bubbly, or microwave
  to produce the same results.  Serve warm.  To store, refrigerate, less the che
 ese garnish .
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