My kids absolutely gobbled this soup up. They both had two large bowls full, which is good because they are both battling colds! Also, on a side note. Summer can get here any time now :)
1 lbs. ground beef. (I used ground sirloin)
1 large carrot, sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes, don't drain the liquid
1 26 oz container of beef stock
3 Tbs. hot sauce
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
8 oz. pasta (any small pasta will work)
1.5 Tbs. Oregano
1.5 Tbs Parsley
1 tsp black pepper
In a large stock pot, start browning your meat. Once it starts to brown, add your carrots, celery, and onion. Continue to cook for a few minutes to soften the veggies a bit and brown the meat the rest of the way.
Add the two cans of tomatoes with their juice and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
After ten minutes, add the remaining ingredients: Beef Stock, noodles, parsley, oregano, hot sauce, white kidney beans, red kidney beans, spaghetti sauce, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Let simmer for 45 minutes, or until carrots are soft.
On a side note, it's 9:45 am and I just finished this bowl that I took pictures of. It felt like the right thing to do.