Ingredients

2 lbs of ground beef or Italian sausage – I use 1 lb of each. – cooked drained and rinsed
1 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup chopped onion – I use red onions
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
3 cloves minced garlic
3 – 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce
28 ounces chicken broth
½ cup of water
1 – 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes – I use 2 cans of rotel
1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¾ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon marjoram
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup of dry ditalini or you can use protein penne (if I use this I break it up into smaller pieces)
2 – 15 ounce cans of red kidney beans – drained and rinsed
2 – 15 ounce cans of black beans – drained and rinsed
Instructions
Cook ground beef and or sausage in large saucepan until thoroughly cooked. Drain and rinse all meat.
Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large saucepan and add onion, carrots and celery cook over medium heat until onions are translucent then add garlic and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
Place all ingredients in 7 quart crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours.
Leftovers can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Transcript

Hi, my name is Tracy Baker and I am here with Tammy
Barber in Tammy’s kitchen. I’m the owner of SI Medical and Tammy is one of our providers.
Tammy has prepared her pasta e fagioli for us today.
It’s a recipe that she’s adapted to fit better within our guidelines,
you know, a higher protein, lower carb recipe
that is so delicious. I love
it and I can’t wait to taste it again. Tammy, tell us how you do it.
I search online and on Pinterest for recipes and when I find one that looks good,
I start making it and I adapt it so that it’s higher in protein.
So for this recipe, I doubled the amount of meat that’s in it.
I doubled the amount of red beans that’s in it
and I doubled the amount of black beans that’s in it to make it higher in protein
and lower in carbs.
I also cut the amount of pasta that’s in it in half.
So, instead of using a cup of pasta,
I’m using a half a cup and it just it keeps the flavor but it’s makes it healthier for you.
Is this something you can do in the crock pot while you’re gone for work?
Yeah, I make this in the crock-pot.
I make all… I get all my ingredients.
I do need you to know that with all of my meat,
I cook it, I drain it, and I rinse it
because of all the fat that you can still get off of it from rinsing
it. It’s amazing! I would have never done that.
So, I put everything…
I just combine everything in the crock-pot, turn it on,
leave it on high for 4 hours and come back, and it’s done.
Wow! How do leftovers keep? Leftovers are great.
I use a system where you it sucks
the air out of your bag and it keeps for up to six months in the freezer.
Oh, wow. Okay! I’m ready to try!
Thank you. Yeah, you know me (laughs).
There we go.
Mmm! I can’t believe that bite was full of,
you know, I got the black beans and the tomato and the carrots,
but I could still taste the spiciness of the sausage in the broth.
It’s so good. I’m glad you like it! Thank you so much! So, you can find this recipe at SIMEDICALINC.COM.
Print it off. Make it in your own kitchen and make it your own!
Thanks and have a great day! Thank you!