Cut linguica into bite-sized pieces and brown linguica in a little bit of oil in a large non-stick pot or dutch oven. When linguica is browned remove from pot and set aside.
Add Italian sausage, ground beef, onion, and minced carrots to pot. Cook until meat is no longer pink.
Add in garlic cloves, dried basil, dried parsley, crushed pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Cook for two minutes.
Return browned linguica to the pot along with brown sugar.
Add all tomato products and one cup of water.
Simmer covered for one hour, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
When the hour is over, taste for seasoning.