Pasta Fagioli

My mother-in-law used to like Pasta Fagioli and I'd make this for her. While probably not the most "classic" recipe, it's very easy and has wonderful flavor.

2 teaspoon olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

2 cups carrots, diced

2 cups celery, diced

1 cup hot water

1/2 cup instant bouillon granules

2 teaspoons oregano

1 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce

6 cups chunky pasta sauce

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans

1 (15 ounce) can white kideny beans

2 cups cooked pasta (macaroni or small shells)

Heat oil in stock pot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and saute' for about 5 minutes, until no longer pink. Add onion, carrots and celery; simmer 10 minutes. Place hot water in small bowl, add bouillon and disolve. Add bouillon, oregano, pepper, parsley, pepper sauce, and pasta sauce to pot. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir in beans. Stir in pasta just before serving.