If you like the Pasta e Fagioli Soup at Olive Garden, here's a good facsimile:
2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (16 oz.) can white kidney beans, drained
3 (10 oz.) cans beef broth
3 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. pepper
5 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. Tabasco
1 (20 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
Brown beef in skillet
Drain fat from beef and add to pot with remaining ingredients
Cook 2-3 hours (7-8 on low in crockpot)
3 carrots, shredded
8 oz. pasta
Add carrots and pasta
Cook an additional 30 minutes (60 in crock pot)
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