Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pasta E Fagioli Soup in a Crock Pot

One of my husbands favorite soups is Pasta E Fagioli. The cafeteria where we work makes a fantastic rendition that he just loves. While I do not have the time for the full fledged version (we have a 2 hour a day commute to and from work), I have a crockpot version I make him.




Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained
3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock
3 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons pepper
5 teaspoons parsley
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
8 ounces pasta
Directions:
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 7 1/4 hrs
1 Brown beef in a skillet.
2 Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta.
3 Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
4 During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta.

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