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Slow-Cooked Minestrone

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 8 hrs to 9 hrs  (low) or 4 hours (high)
Slow-Cooked Minestrone
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  boneless beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce can  diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano (undrained)
  • 2 14  ounce can  beef broth
  • 1 15  ounce can  cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15  ounce can  red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  cup  thinly sliced carrots (2 medium)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1  cup  dried bow tie pasta
  • 1  medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced
  •  Salt and freshly ground pepper
  •  Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Directions

1. In 5- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker; combine beef, undrained tomatoes, broth, cannellini beans, kidney beans, carrots, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Add pasta and squash to cooker (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting). Cover and cook 30 to 45 minutes more or until pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Slow-Cooked Minestrone)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 220,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 25,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • vit. A (IU) 3110,
  • vit. C (mg) 9,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1266,
  • Potassium (mg) 455,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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