Friday, March 20, 2015

Pasta Fagioli

2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
 black pepper to taste
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
1/4 cup sweet red wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 Crushed tomato with basil (28 ounce)
1  can beef broth (14.5 ounce)
1 cup Ditalini, cooked and drained
1  can Cannellini beans (15 ounce)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 Heat oil at medium heat, add the ground beef and saute until browned, season with pepper, add garlic, onion celery. Cook until soft, add wine and mix well.  Add crushed tomatoes with basil and pour in beef broth.

Simmer for 35 minutes and stir, add pasta and beans add cheese and mix well.  Season as you like, serve with garlic bread or Italian bread and a glass of red wine.  Enjoy!   Serves 4

You can make this in a slow cooker as well.  Enjoy with a loaf of Italian Bread.

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