Classic recipes that always works.
- In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil. Coat beef with flour. Add beef cubes and onion; cook until beef is browned.
- Add water, bouillon, bay leaf, basil and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until meat is tender, about 1-1/2 hours.
- Add carrots, celery and tomatoes. Cook 15 minutes longer. Remove bay leaf. Stir in pasta. Cook until pasta is tender, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.