fill a large pot, 6-8 quarts, with water. add meat and simmer about 1/2 hour. Skim the fat and foam off the top.
add remaining ingredients and season with salt. simmer 2 - 21/2 hours until meat is tender.
strain soup in another pot and add cooked pasta. you can add celery, carrots and shreaded meat. the meat can also be shredded and sauted with vinegar peppers.
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