Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 3 stalks)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp)
  • 3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 14.5 oz cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water, then more as desired
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dry ditalini pasta
  • 1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • Finely shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese , for serving
  • 3 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Heat one Tbsp vegetable oil in an exceedingly massive pot over medium high heat, crumble in hamburger or sausage and cook, stirring sometimes till stewed through.
  • Drain fat from beef then transfer beef to a plate, set aside. Heat remaining one Tbsp vegetable oil in same pot.
  • Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute over medium-high heat till tender regarding vi minutes, add garlic and saute one minute longer.
  • Add broth, spaghetti sauce, water, canned tomatoes, sugar, basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram and stewed beef then season with salt and pepper to style.
  • wake a boil then scale back heat to medium-low, cowl with lid and permit to simmer, stirring sometimes, till veggies square measure soft, regarding fifteen - twenty minutes.
  • meantime prepare ditalani alimentary paste in keeping with directions on package, change of state to hard.
  • Add stewed and drained alimentary paste to soup* at the side of urinary organ beans and nice northern beans. skinny with a touch additional broth or water if desired.
  • permit to cook one minute longer. Stir in parsley, serve heat with grated Romano or cheese cheese.
  • *If you do not arrange on uptake all of the soup directly i like to recommend adding the alimentary paste to individual servings. Otherwise alimentary paste gets soggy and absorbs an excessive amount of broth. 


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