Minestrone Soup in your Slow Cooker
Minestrone Soup is one of my favorite soups, as it is filled with a variety of vegetables and packed full of flavor. It also isn't that complicated to make, simply add everything to your slow cooker and in a few hours you will have a meal that your family and friends will absolutely love.
4-5 slices of Bacon, cut into small pieces
1 cup of sliced Carrots
1 cup of diced Onion
1 cup of diced Celery
1 lb of ground Beef
1 Tablespoon of minced Garlic
1 28 oz can of crushed Tomatoes
1 can of Kidney Beans
1 can of Cannellini Beans
1 can green Beans
48 oz of Beef Stock
1 package of Baby Spinach
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Ground Black Pepper
Parsley for garnish
In a frying pan cook the ground Beef. When done remove the Beef and set aside. Next add a bit of Olive Oil to a pan and fry the Bacon for a few minutes until browned. When done add the Onion, Celery, Garlic and Carrots and cook for 4-5 minutes until they are softened.
Add the ground Beef to the bottom of your Slow Cooker. Then add the Bacon, Onion, Celery, Garlic and Carrots. Stir. Then add the can of crushed Tomatoes and stir again. Next add the can of Kidney and Cannellini Beans. Finally add the Beef stock and stir it all together. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
After 3-4 hours taste and season with Salt and ground Black Pepper. When it is seasoned to your liking add the can of Green Beans and Baby Spinach. Stir and cook for another hour or so, or until the Spinach has been reduced in size and tender.
Serve in bowls on top of cooked Ditalini Pasta. Top with grated Parmesan Cheese and Parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Simply watch my video below where I show you step by step how to make this recipe.