Pasta E Fagioli Soup With Ground Beef and Spinach

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins




  • In a large pot (use a 10-quart pot for this) cook the ground beef with onion, garlic, celery, oregano and dried chili flakes until the beef is well browned; drain fat, then add in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese along will all remaining ingredients except the shell pasta, spinach and the Tabasco; bring to a boil and simmer UNCOVERED overlow heat for about 1-1/2 hours (or more).
  • Add in the spinach and shell pasta about the last 15 minutes of cooking and continue to simmer over low heat until the pasta is cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper and Tabasco (if using).
  • Ladle into bowls and top with more Parmesan cheese.