- 2 pounds ground beef
- 6 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
- 2 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 8 celery ribs, diced
- 3 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 cups canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
- 8 ounces uncooked medium pasta shells
- 5 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- In a large stockpot, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add broth, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, onions, celery, carrots, beans, oregano, pepper and pepper sauce.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Add pasta and parsley; simmer, covered, 10-14 minutes or until pasta is tender. Yield: 24 servings (7-1/2 quarts).
Reviews forHearty Pasta Fajioli
"i added extra canned beans"
"This makes a big pot, even when halving the recipe like I did! It was a really good pasta fajioli, that is pretty quick to put together. Not as flavorful as some other recipes that I have had before. But they were more work also. I like that this uses jarred pasta sauce to help with extra flavor and the ease factor. The only thing I did differently when halving the recipe, is used 1 can of chicken broth in place of 1 of the cans of beef broth, a little more seasonings added like italian seasoning and some minced garlic. I sauteed the veggies with the meat before adding the liquid ingredients. I also didn't add the beans until the end with the pasta and I also used ditalini pasta instead of shells. We served each bowl with freshly grated parmesan and it made a great meal. Serve with a salad and nice crusty bread and you are all set! Thanks for the recipe!"
"This was a real hit with my husband and me. We love hearty soups in the winter and this hit the spot. I didn’t change a thing in the recipe"
"I thought this was good soup. My 39-year old son stated that it was nothing special. Anyway, I made it according to the directions and did not deviate from the recipe."
"This is a hit! I made it for my Bible Study group and they wanted the recipe. It makes a large quantity , which wasn’t a problem at all according to my husband. This is going in my favorite recipes file. When I make pasta for a soup I make it separately. This insures al’denta results. If you have leftovers, you just make a fresh batch of pasta each time. This method keeps you from having mushy pasta each time you reheat."
"This is truly a hearty, delicious soup to warm a winter day! Served with slices of fresh, warm baguette. I cut the recipe in half for the two of us, there was lots left over for next day lunch. It's a keeper for sure."
"How do you print the recipe? There’s no print friendly"
"Why not fry the onions, celery and carrot sofritto style to get even more flavour ?"