Saturday, January 24, 2009

Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 14oz cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 28 0z can crushed tomatoes
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 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
8 ounces salad pasta

In a little bit of butter saute carrots, celery, garlic, and onions. Brown meat. Combine all other ingredients except the pasta in a crock pot. Add meat and sauteed veggies. About an hour before you are ready to eat add dry pasta. Cook on low 4 hours total.

Tip: I didn't like how the pasta made the soup really thick so I cooked the pasta separately and then added it before I served it.

Yummy! Tastes just like Olive Garden!


Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

Yum! I was just thinking about this soup! Looks like it makes a lot.

Tori and/or Clark said...

I ate this exact thing last night, from your crockpot, at the ward party, and it was GREAT!!!! THanks for the recipe.