Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone Soup

I love a good hearty soup. This Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone Soup is one of my favorites. It's full of hearty ingredient and tender beef. I love being able to put this in my slow cooker, and having dinner ready when I come home from a long day. This is a very filling and delicious soup the whole family will love.

This soup is hearty and delicious. If you want to make it vegetarian friendly, omit the ground beef and swap out the beef stock for vegetable broth.

Serve it with some Homemade French Bread and you have the perfect meal.

how to make slow cooker beef minestrone soup

  1.  In a medium skillet, brown ground beef until completely cooked.
  2. Place your ground beef, diced tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, celery, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into your slow cooker.
  3. Add in beef stock, water, and tomato juice.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  5. 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.

How to cook Minestrone Soup in the Instant Pot

Now the Instant pot is going to be a little bit different because the recipe is just a little too big for my 6 quart instant pot! So here are the things to change from the original recipe:

1.  Instead of adding all 4 cups of beef broth, only add 2 before it cooks! When it is done pressuring and cooking, go ahead and all the other 2 cups of beef broth in.

2. Completely omit the 3 cups of water. I feel it gives it more flavor and makes it more of a chunky soup!

3. You are going to add EVERYTHING into your pressure cooker at once.

1 pound lean ground beef (pre cooked)
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 (add 2 in at first, then 2 when it is done cooking)
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

Put it in your pressure cooker and push the manual button or pressure cook button for 6 minutes.
When it is done, let it release on its own for about 15 minutes and then turn the knob to venting.
Add 2 more cups of beef broth and serve with salt and pepper if desired.

could I used ground turkey or another type of beef?

I don’t know about you, but all the different types of beef can be a little overwhelming at the store. It gets a little frustrating looking at all of them and they all look slightly different, but the meat could make or break dinner.

If you are anything like me, you need exact names. Here are a few different types of beef I have used in this recipe, and they all tasted amazing.

  • Lean Ground Beef. Ground Beef is definitely preferred in this recipe I go for as lean of ground beef as the store offers. Many stores carry ground beef that is 80 percent lean 20 percent fat. I always try to find a beef that is 10 percent fat, or lower.
  • Ground Turkey. If you are looking for a lighter option, you could also use a ground turkey.
  • Stew Beef. Many beef packages will say right on them, a stew beef. We also recommend using a boneless chuck roast.

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Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone Soup

10 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 2 cups carrots (chopped)
  • 2 cups potatoes (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini (diced)
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can green beans (drained)

Instructions

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

  1. Amazing! This is so easy to put together the night before, cook all day the next day on lowest setting, then come home, turn the heat up, ad the last ingredients, and by the time ounce changed from work and taken the pets out, the soup is ready. Be warned: it makes a ton! My six quarter slow cooker was full almost to the brim! I had plenty of leftovers to split with my bf.

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