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Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 pound lean ground beef
    • 2 whole carrots diced
    • 4 celery stalks diced
    • 1 medium onion diced
    • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
    • 2 cans 14.5 ounces each beef broth
    • 2 whole bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • salt and pepper to taste I added 1 tsp salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 can 15 ounces cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 can 15 ounces red kidney beans, drained and rinse
    • 1 cup ditalini pasta uncooked

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and add in ground beef. Cook until browned and no longer pink.

  2. Place the beef in a slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients except for the beans and pasta.

  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 30 minutes before serving stir in beans and pasta.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Discard bay leaves before serving.
  5. Serve immediately while hot.

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