From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser
In a large saucepan combine:
1 1/2 c beef broth (little less than 1 can)
2-3 celery ribs, chopped
3-4 carrots, thickly sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer 5-7 minutes or until veggies are crisp tender.
46 oz V8 juice
14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
12 oz tomato paste
1 Tbsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Cover & simmer 40-45 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook:
1 1/4 lb ground pork over medium heat until cooked through.
Add pork to the stew.
3/4 c canned kidney beans, rinsed & drained
3/4 c canned great northern beans, rinsed & drained
Cover & simmer 30-45 minutes more.
Stir in: cooked small shell pasta
- It freezes well without the pasta- just add pasta after thawing.