Cut sausage into round slices, and stew beef into smaller, bite-size pieces.
Brown sausage, then meat, in garlic.
Saute onions in same pan.
Put meats, onions, potatoes, pepper and kidney beans into Dutch oven. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a generous amount of basil. Stir to mix ingredients, and pour broth (or bouillion dissolved in 1 cup water) over all.