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Beef Minestrone Soup

      

This Beef Minestrone soup is full of protein, and vegetables. It’s made in the slow cooker which makes for perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

Servings: Makes 8 (1 and 1/2 cups) servings

GREEN: 6 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 4 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoint per serving 

 

Ingredients:

  •  16 oz. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or beef broth (  I use Swanson’s reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. dry Barilla whole grain pasta shells 
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Spray a skillet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground beef. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  2. In a crock pot, combine cooked ground beef/turkey, vegetable or beef broth, water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, kidney beans, green beans, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook shell pasta or macaroni according to package. Drain.
  5. Add spinach and cooked pasta shells or macaroni into crockpot; cook for an additional 15 minutes

Optional: Top with Parmesan cheese for additional points

 

Servings: Makes 8 (1 and 1/2 cups) servings

GREEN: 6 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 4 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoint per serving 

 

Yield: 8 servings

Beef Minestrone Soup

This Beef Minestrone soup is full of protein, and vegetables. It's made in the slow cooker which makes for perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 6 seconds
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes 6 seconds

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. dry Barilla Whole Grain Shell pasta
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray a skillet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground beef. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  2. In a crock pot, combine cooked ground beef, vegetable or beef broth, water, tomato sauce, green beans, tomatoes, kidney beans, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook shell pasta or macaroni according to package. Drain.
  5. Add spinach and cooked pasta shells or macaroni into crockpot; cook for an additional 15 minutes

Servings: Makes 8 (1 and 1/2 cups) servings

GREEN: 6 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 4 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoint per serving 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 506mgCarbohydrates: 21gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g

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marie johson

Monday 13th of April 2020

Such an amazing recipe! And one my whole family will fall in love with!

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