2 to 3 pounds of beef browned and drained
a medium sweet onion chopped
some minced garlic ( I used about 4 or 5 heaping tablespoons)
2 cans of great northern beans
2 28oz cans of diced Italian style tomatoes
1 28oz can of tomato puree
2 large boxes 32 oz beef stock
1 small can of V8
some basil, oregano and Italian seasoning
In a separate pot cook noodles.I used 1 pound of Ditalini. Drain, rinse with cold water add in about 1 hour before you eat.
I have had it simmering all day. It really blends the flavors the longer you can cook.
We sprinkled it with parmasean cheese.