Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pasta Fagioli

Brent got me a cookbook for Christmas - "Make it Fast, Cook it Slow" - its a cookbook written by the lady who spent 2007 writing the blog 365 Days of slow cooking. Anyway, I love my crock pot - it seems to be the best and least stressful means of getting a hot meal on the table! I'll post some of the recipes as I try them out.

Pasta Fagioli
1 lb ground beef, browned
1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, sliced
15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes with their juice
16.5 oz jar pasta sauce
4 cups beef broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp oregano
1 TBSP Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup dried pasta (I used bowtie because I had a little left from another recipe)
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Dump everything in except the pasta. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high 4 hours. Stir in dry pasta about 1 hour before serving. Garnish with Parmesan.

I served this yesterday with drop biscuits - and it was perfect for a winter day! Next time I will leave the Tabasco out and let people add it to their own dishes because it was a little spicy for the kids. Also, it makes a lot so I am going to freeze it for another meal!


  1. I can't wait to try this one..looks yummy. Sounds like something Clay will love :). Thanks for sharing. My New Year's resolution is to try and use some new recipe's.

  2. I'm so glad you posted this. I'm trying an "Eat from our pantry challenge" since I have stocked up on sale items and this recipe uses a lot of what I have in the pantry so yipee! I love our recipe sharing.

  3. yum! you have been bloging a lot! wow. love the new backround!

  4. I made this last night and YUMMY! I had enough for two nights and sent a whole bunch to my parents to have as well. Definitely a keeper! Thanks so much for posting.

  5. I made this tonight and it was sooooo good! Thanks for the tip!

  6. Merritt, I made this recipe this last week and we are still enjoying it! Thanks for sharing!