This was a HIT with the whole family! They loved it, and I therefore loved it. When they don't complain, and actually like something new, it's a keeper! It was indeed, easy to make and delicious to eat.
1 lb. ground beef or sausage
3 cups beef broth (or vegetable broth)
1 cup water
2 cups V8
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 Tbsp. dried basil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1, 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups uncooked shell pasta
shredded mozzarella (for serving)
1. Brown the meat, drain the fat.
2. Combine all ingredients in the crock pot, except for the pasta and mozzarella.
3. Cook on Low for 4-8 hours. 1/2 hour before serving, stir in the shell pasta. Put lid back on and continue to cook for 15-30 minutes.
4. Serve and sprinkle with shredded cheese.