Wyatt and I spent a good portion of the day at my mom's, where she whipped up this fantastic chili-esque soup off the top of her head. So jealous...
Pasta E Fagioli
1/2 lb ground beef
Small pasta, such as ditalini, orzo, or shells
2 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, sliced thin
1 small onion, minced
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can white navy beans, drained
1 cup water
2 cups beef broth
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
chili powder, optional
Boil water for pasta. In a large pot, add water and broth. Add celery and carrots and let them cook until soft. While they cook, brown the ground beef and start pasta. Add all other ingredients to large pot and heat thoroughly. Serve over pasta.