Pasta E Fagioli….yummmmm…..

This is one of my all time favorite soup recipes. Makes a lot of hearty, warming soup! :P


3 T oil
2 lb ground beef
1-1/2 cup chopped onion
1-3/4 cup slivered carrots
1-3/4 cup diced celery
48oz diced canned tomatoes
2 cups cooked red kidney beans (I use cans, drained)
2 cups cooked white kidney beans or cannellini
88oz beef stock
3 t oregano
2-1/2 t pepper
5 t fresh chopped parsley
1-1/2 t Tabasco sauce
48 oz spaghetti sauce
8 oz dry pasta, ditalini or shells or other (I use ditalini)

Sauté beef in oil in large 10 quart pot until beef starts to brown. Add onions, carrots, celery and tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add beans, beef stock, oregano, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce, and noodles. Simmer until celery and carrots are tender, about 45 minutes. Makes 9 qts of soup! Just cut the recipe in half for smaller family needs.