Minestrone Slow-Cooked Stew


Realistic Cooking Ideas

I make this in a slow-cooker; however you could reduce some of the time as I let it slow cook all day. Also consider converting it to the stove top for a quicker cooking time. This is a hearty meal for a cold winter day!

1 pound lean beef stew meat, cut in bite size pieces
6 cups water
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups potatoes, diced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 can (16 ounces) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 ½ cup uncooked small soup shells
Kosher salt
Italian seasoning
Tomato Paste
Parmesan cheese, optional
Blueberry muffins or bread, optional

In a slow cooker, combine beef, water, crushed tomatoes, onion, kosher salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours. Add potatoes, carrots and cook for an additional hour. Add small soup shells and garbanzo beans…

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