Brown the ground beef in a
large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Drain off most of
Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté for 10
minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer
for 1 hour.
About 50 minutes into simmer time, cook the pasta in 1
1/2 to 2 quarts of boiling water over high heat. Cook for
10 minutes or just until pasta is al
dente, or slightly tough. Drain.
Add the pasta to the large pot of soup. Simmer for
5-10 minutes and serve.