Don't let the name fool you ~ this is a very hearty soup with lots of flavor. I had a package of hamburger and yet another blizzard warning so I wanted to make something that would make you forget the weather outside.
1# extra lean ground beef, cooked and drained
1 cup carrots, sliced
4 cups beef broth
1 tbsp celery flakes
1 tsp oregano
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 cup Orecchiette or your favorite pasta
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Place cooked ground beef in your crock pot or soup kettle. Add in all the ingredients except for the pasta. Cook over medium heat until the carrots are fork tender. Add in pasta and cook until al dente.