Sunday, June 1, 2014

Crockpot Copy Cat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

Ok, we'll be honest, we dont exactly remember this one of the 15 crockpot meals. But I vaguely remember it because we couldnt add the beef broth because our crockpot is too small. So if Ive remembered correctly, this came out like a hearty stew which was very yummy :)

Copy Cat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli


  • 1 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (and juice)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jar (26-ounce) pasta sauce
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 T Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups beef broth (I wrote this on the bag to add at the time of cooking)
  • 1/2 cup dry pasta, to add at end of cooking time 
Directions: Brown the meat first and let it cool a bit before adding it to the bag. Add all the other ingredients except for the beef broth and the pasta. Freeze. When ready to cook, thaw a bit and place in crockpot along with the beef broth. Cook on low 8 hours, or high 4 hours. During the last hour or so, add the pasta.

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