Brown your ground beef in skillet.
Once cooked thoroughly - add tomato paste & mix in - you can add a little beef stock to this to moisten if it's too dry.
Pour remaining beef stock in large pot.
Add in your beef/ tomato paste mixture to your large pot.
Add in beans, tomatoes, olives & seasonings to taste.
Bring to a boil- then reduce heat & simmer 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add in elbow macaroni - bring back to a boil & cook until pasta is al dente
Serve with a sprinkle of cheese on top.