Hot peppers, seeded and minced or crushed red pepper flakes to taste
4 cups water
1 cup elbow macaroni
In a Dutch oven, brown beef and soup bone in oil over medium-high heat. Stir in tomatoes, celery, carrots, celery leaves and seasonings. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 3-4 hours or until meat is tender. Remove any meat from the soup bone; discard bone. Dice meat and add to soup. Twenty minutes before serving, add macaroni; cook, covered, until tender.