The Pasta E Fagioli was very, very good. Probably would have been even better had I remembered to get real beef stock. ;)
Really, I can't think of much I would do differently except that I was right it could have done with half the beef. And maybe more pasta. I think if I made it again I'd use half as much beef and twice as much pasta, for my personal preference. (And real beef stock or broth. ;) )
But this one is a keeper for sure! Really good, hearty soup, a big pot full that everyone enjoyed.