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Pasta e Fagioli (Better Than Olive Garden!)

pasta e fagioli
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Pasta e Fagioli


1 cup ditalini pasta, un-cooked

2 tbs olive oil

½  lb. spicy Italian sausage, casing removed

½ lb. hamburger meat

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

3 carrots, peeled and grated

2 stalks celery, diced

3 cups beef broth

2 cups water

1 qt whole tomatoes or 15 oz tomato sauce + 15 oz diced tomatoes

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp thyme

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups dried navy beans


Boil beans until nearly done and set aside.  Cook hamburger meat and Italian sausage until done, drain and set aside.  Sauté the onion and celery in oil until tender but not done.   In a large stock pot, add the beef broth, water, tomatoes, vegetables, beans, meat and spices.  Simmer for at least an hour.  Add the pasta and cook until done then serve.  


Serve with grated parmesan, a warm bread and a salad.  

The complete recipe is just above the available above to download.

Have a safe and blessed day! ~


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