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hearty beef and pasta soup


hearty beef and pasta soup

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  • 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



Step 1

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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