Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone Soup

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Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone Soup

10 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 can (15 ounce) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounce) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup tubular (ditalini) pasta, uncooked
  • 1 can (15 ounce) green beans, drained


  1. In a medium skillet, brown ground beef until completely cooked. Place your ground beef, diced tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, celery, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into your slow cooker. Add in beef stock, water, and tomato juice. Cover and cook on low heat 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  2. After cooking time is up, add in red kidney beans, cannellini beans, zucchini, green beans and pasta, and cook on high heat for an additional 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.

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