Brown in 5 qt. Dutch oven the 3 ingredients well in 3 tbl. olive oil. Drain and rinse – to get grease out.
Add back to pan. Add:
1 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can diced potatoes, drained 1 tsp. crushed garlic OR 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 14 oz. pkg. frozen carrots, peas, corn & green beans 5 c. beef broth or equivalent 2 handfuls farfalle or bow tie pasta (optional)
Simmer all ingredients till heated through and pasta, if added, is done. Serve. This was very good!!!! I served with hot garlic dills and saltines all on the side. Yummy!!!!