Pasta e Fagioli

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This is a clone of Olive Garden's Pasta e Fagioli with some of my own twists to it.

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
 1 lb Ground Beef
 1 Small Onion, diced small
 1 Large Carrot, juliened
 3 Celery Stalks, chopped
 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
 2 14.5oz cans diced Tomatoes
 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
 1 12 oz can V-8 Juice
 1 15 oz Can dark kidney beans(with liquid)
 1 15 oz can great northern beans(with liquid)
 2 cups Beef (or chicken) broth
 1 tbsp White Vinegar
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Basil
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 ½ tsp Thyme
 ½ lb Ditali Pasta(about 1/2 package)
Optional
 I often substitute 1 jar of Marinara Sauce instead of the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce
1

Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Drain off most of the fat.

2

Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes.

3

Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour.

4

About 50 minutes into simmer time, cook the pasta in 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of boiling water over high heat. Cook for 10 minutes or just
until pasta is al dente, or slightly tough. Drain.

5

Add the pasta to the large pot of soup. Simmer for 5-10 minutes
and serve.

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Ingredients

 1 lb Ground Beef
 1 Small Onion, diced small
 1 Large Carrot, juliened
 3 Celery Stalks, chopped
 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
 2 14.5oz cans diced Tomatoes
 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
 1 12 oz can V-8 Juice
 1 15 oz Can dark kidney beans(with liquid)
 1 15 oz can great northern beans(with liquid)
 2 cups Beef (or chicken) broth
 1 tbsp White Vinegar
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Basil
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 ½ tsp Thyme
 ½ lb Ditali Pasta(about 1/2 package)
Optional
 I often substitute 1 jar of Marinara Sauce instead of the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce

Directions

1

Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Drain off most of the fat.

2

Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes.

3

Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour.

4

About 50 minutes into simmer time, cook the pasta in 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of boiling water over high heat. Cook for 10 minutes or just
until pasta is al dente, or slightly tough. Drain.

5

Add the pasta to the large pot of soup. Simmer for 5-10 minutes
and serve.

Pasta e Fagioli

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