Il Maiale Pasta E Fagioli

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Il Maiale Pasta E Fagioli


6 pounds pork sausage crumbles (fully cooked)
3 cups onions (diced)
3 cups carrots (julienne)
3 cups celery (diced)
1/2 cup garlic (minced)
3 quarts tomatoes (canned, diced)
46 ounces red kidney beans (canned, with liquid)
46 ounces white beans (canned, with liquid)
46 ounces tomato sauce (canned)
1/4 quart vegetable juice cocktail (like V-8)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons oregano (dried)
1 1/2 tablespoons basil (dried)
1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper (ground)
1 1/2 tablespoons thyme (dried)
1 pound ditali pasta


1Place in large pot or steam-jacketed kettle.
2Sauté over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.
3Add these ingredients to the meat mixture.
4Stir carefully.
5Reduce heat to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer.
6Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 1 hour.
7Stir occasionally as needed, but do not over stir.
8Cook pasta according to package instructions.
9Drain pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water.
10Drain well.
11Add pasta to the meat/bean mixture and bring it to a simmer.
12Place the mixture in serving pans and hold at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to serve.
13Pour mixture in 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 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours.
14Reheat product to 170 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for at least 1 minute. Stir gently to distribute heat evenly. Hold at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to serve.
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