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Day 28 of CROCK-tober – a terrific version of Pasta e Fagioli that will slow cook all day and be just right when you are ready to serve!!
CROCKPOT PASTA E FAGIOLI
1 pound ground beef or turkey (as lean as possible)
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced into sticks (julienned)
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes
1 15-oz can kidney beans (with liquid)
1 15-oz can great northern beans (with liquid)
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 12-oz can V-8 juice (I used low sodium)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme and black pepper
1/2 pound (half package) ditali pasta (little tubes)
I use raw meat in this recipe — the trick is to break it into chunks as you’re putting it in the crockpot so you don’t just have a slab-o-meat. Then, if you’re home during the cooking time, stir the meal a couple of times to keep the meat in bite-size pieces. If not, just be sure do that before serving.
Combine all ingredients except pasta in the slow cooker. About half hour before planning to serve, boil the pasta until just firm (about 10 minutes), drain, and add to soup for final 15 minutes of cook time. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 4 to 6.
Come back tomorrow for another delicious CROCK-tober recipe.
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