hearty beef and pasta soup

hearty beef and pasta soup

Photo by Bonnie O.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb lean ground beef

  • 2

    whole carrots, diced

  • 4

    celery stalks, diced

  • 1

    medium onion, diced

  • 2

    clove garlic, minced

  • 28 oz can crushed/chopped tomatoes

  • 2

    cans (14.5 oz each) beef broth or fresh beef stock

  • 2

    whole bay leaves

  • 1

    tsp dried oregano

  • 1

    tsp dried basil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1

    can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1

    can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1

    cup ditalini pasta, uncooked (or similar pasta shape)

  • Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

1. Put everything except beans, pasta and cheese into a 6-quart slow cooker and stir, making sure to break up the ground beef. 2. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 3-4 hours. 3. 30 minutes before the end, stir in beans (drained and rinsed) and pasta. Add more salt and pepper if desired. 4. Remove bay leaves before serving. Sprinkle grated parmesan on top.

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