Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Quite a tasty bean dish, you can use baby shells in place of the macaroni. This dish tastes even better the next day, so you might want to consider making it a day ahead. You can use 1 cup fresh basil in place of dry.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onion, garlic, dryed basil, oregano and jalapeno pepper (if using) saute for about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add in the ground beef and Italian sausage meat; cook (breaking up with a fork) for about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add in red pepper flakes to taste.
  5. Add in tomatoes with juice, broth, beans; mix to combine and simmer for 35 minutes.
  6. Add in uncooked macaroni pasta and cook until firm-tender (about 15 minutes).
  7. Add in baby spinach, and cook until just wilted, stirring occasionally (about 5 minutes).
  8. Add in 1/3 - 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, stir until combined.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Ladle into bowls.
  11. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
  12. Top with more grated Parmesan cheese.

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It was kind of chilly and rainy here yesterday so I though this might fill the bill for a new warming dish. Was I right!! Everyone loved it and DH took the rest for lunch today. Served it with crusty hot whole wheat rolls and a green side salad. Thanks so much for posting it!!!!

Shae Lin March 09, 2006

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