Pasta Fagioli

mmmm…mmmm good!

Pasta Fagioli

12 ounces ground beef, 95% lean
1/4 cup diced onion
1 cup celery
1 cup shredded carrots
15 ounces diced tomatoes
15 ounces kidney beans, canned, drained
15 ounces cannellini beans, canned, drained
30 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup frozen spinach
15 ounces fat-free chicken broth
1 cup smart taste pasta, penne rigate
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
salt & pepper to taste

Brown ground beef and onion. Add celery, carrots and tomatoes, undrained. Add beans, tomtato sauce, spinach and broth. Simmer 15 minutes. Add pasta, hot sauce, oregano, basil and fennel seeds. Add salt & pepper. Simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is al dente’.

Yield: 7 servings. Per serving (over 1 cup)= 348 Calories; 2g Fat (7.6% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 1377mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

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