Put olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
Add onion and carrots.
Add stew meat, salt and pepper.
Cook until meat is browned and onions are beginning to turn clear.
Add beef broth and tomato juice.
Add remaining ingredients except the pasta.
Bring to a boil and then add the pasta.
Lower heat and cover leaving a small gap for steam to escape.
Stir occasionally so pasta doesn't stick to bottom of the pan.
Simmer at least 30 min.
Remove bay leaf before serving.