Minestrone Soup

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.)

Ingredients


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.

Directions

  • 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.

  • If you don’t have a Crockpot you can make this on the stove.  A Crockpot is a great way to spend a gift card or just because.  This will truly give you great dinners the whole year.

    There is nothing better than the smell of a finished dinner when you come home.  It’s like a huge hug!

    If you don’t have a Crockpot you can make this on the stove.  A Crockpot is a great way to spend a gift card or just because.  This will truly give you great dinners the whole year long.

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Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.