Pamela's Pasta e fagioli

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Serves 8 | Prep Time | Cook Time 1 hr 10 min

Why I Love This Recipe

I found the original on a site many yrs ago that copied recipes similar to those in Restraunts. This is similar to the Olive Gardens. I have made a few changes but its still excellent!!!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb lowest fat ground beef
1 sm onion diced
1 lg carrot, julienned
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2, 14.5 oz cans diced tomatos
1, 15 oz can great northern beans with liquid
1, 15 oz can red kidney beans with liquid
1, 15 oz can tomato sauce
1, 12 oz can tomato juice (I use low salt)
1, 12 oz can V-8 (I use spicy)
1T white vinegar
1 1/2 t salt (I leave out)
1t basil
1/2t pepper
1/2t thyme
1/2 pound ditali pasta


1. Brown ground beef and drain off any fat

2. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and saute for 10 min

3. Add remaining ingredients except pasta and simmer 1 hr

about 50 min into the simmering, add the cooked pasta (drained)

4. Serve with fresh grated parm cheese

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