Cooking Time:7-9 hours
Ingredients1 lb. steak, round (cut in 2" pieces., lean)
6 c. water
28 oz. tomatoes, canned -- cut up, un-drained
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 onions, medium, chopped
2 T. dried parsley
2 celery, stalks
1/2 - 3/4 tsp. salt, (optional)
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 carrot, medium, chopped small
1 zucchini, medium, thinly sliced
16 oz. beans, garbanzo, canned, rinsed & drained
1 c. kale
1 c. cabbage
1 c. elbow macaroni, or small shells
1/4 c. cheese, Parmesan, grated (optional)
Slow Cooker Minestrone is a delicious soup, and tastes even better the next day! This recipe was a favorite of my mother-in-law’s when she did Weight Watchers. (3 Points Plus value for 1 1/2 cup serving.)
- Combine beef, water, tomatoes, bouillon, onion, parsley, celery, thyme, salt if desired and pepper and place in the slow cooker.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender.
- Add zucchini, beans, kale, cabbage, and macaroni; cook on high, covered for 30-45 minutes more, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese… if desired!
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This was really good but I think it could have used a little more salt. My husband thought it tasted fine the way it was. Tasted great with some crusty bread to dipbin it.
I added a jar of pasta sauce, more celery, more salt and pepper, and browned the beef (seasoned) and a bit of sugar, and I did not use 6 c water only 4 (because I cooked pasta separate and the crockpot is only 6 quarts). Also I added garlic and more onion. Great recipe but if you were looking to change it this is what worked!
The directions say add cabbage, but that is not in the list of ingredients – how much cabbage should be added?
Kzy, thank you for brining this to my attention, I have adjusted the ingredients list to include the cabbage. 🙂
Made it for dinner and it’s delicious and I didn’t change a thing.
Thanks Karen for the GREAT feedback, always glad to hear success stories! 🙂