I make a double recipe, as it not only disappears quickly but hopefully enough to freeze for a Crockpot dinner. (May have to triple it, as last time it only made it through 1 meal.)
3 lbs ground beef or round
2 pkgs Bear Creek Minestrone soup mix (it has everything in it)
1 can or frozen pkg mixed vegetables
1 can White beans ( like Navy)
3 cups water
Black pepper or red pepper flakes if desired.
(You can also add Kale, and well washed chopped leeks for more flavor, taste, and quantity. )
10oz of Kale and or two well washed chopped leeks.
- Brown ground beef (I try to do it with a dinner I’m making so no extra work or cleanup).
- In Crockpot (with liner for easy cleaning). Add cooked beef, soup mix, water, and pepper, Kale, and leeks, if desired. Set on low.
- About an hour before dinner, add 1 cup water and any frozen or canned ingredients. Turn to high for about 40 minutes. Stir well and enjoy.
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