My sister Mary is noted as a great cook.  She lives on a small farm and raises much of her food plus a brood of chickens which are free range.  It just doesn't get much better living and eating than that.  Her canned goods look like blue ribbon winners at the County Fair.  Mary is sharing this recipe.  My family has been talking about her soup and the recipe!  So I would like to share it.
1 lb  of sausage
1 lb of ground beef
2 large onions diced
2 cloves of garlic    
1 1/2 cups of  bell pepper diced
28 oz can of tomato sauce
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 small head of cabbage diced 
1 qt. of water
1 1/2 cups of cooked rice
1/4 to1/3 cup of sugar, to taste
salt and pepper to taste



In a large skillet brown beef and sausage and add onions and bell pepper and saute, pour into large soup pot skimming fat, add all other ingredients, cover pot and cook over medium heat for approximately 40 minutes . If needed add more water.