Il Maiale Pasta E Fagioli - Healthier Version

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Il Maiale Pasta E Fagioli - Healthier Version
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork sausage crumbles (fully cooked)
  • 3 cups onions (diced)
  • 4 cups carrots (julienne)
  • 4 cups celery (diced)
  • 1/2 cup garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup parsley (fresh, washed, finely chopped)
  • 2 1/2 quarts tomatoes (canned, diced)
  • 48 ounces red kidney beans (canned, with liquid)
  • 46 ounces white beans (canned, with liquid)
  • 30 ounces black beans (canned, with liquid)
  • 46 ounces tomato sauce (canned)
  • 3 quarts vegetable juice cocktail (no added salt, like V-8 brand)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon basil (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 pound ditali pasta
  • water

Directions

  1. 1Place sausage crumbles, onion, carrots, celery and garlic in large pot or steam-jacketed kettle.
  2. 2Sauté over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. 3Add spices, tomatoes beans, tomato sauce, V-8, and parsley to the meat mixture. Stir carefully.
  4. 4Reduce heat to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. 5Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 1 hour. Stir occasionally as needed, but do not over stir.
  6. 6Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  7. 7Drain pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
  8. 8Add pasta to the meat/bean mixture and bring it to a simmer.
  9. 9Place the mixture in serving pans and hold at 140° Fahrenheit or higher to serve.
  10. 10Pour mixture into 2 inch shallow pans. Cover and place on rack in the cooler. Do not stack pans. Allow for air to circulate around the pans. Cool to 40° Fahrenheit within 4 hours.
  11. 11Reheat product to 165° Fahrenheit or higher for at least 1 minute. Stir gently to distribute heat evenly. Hold at 140° Fahrenheit or higher to serve.
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