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Friday, February 1, 2008

Quick and easy slow cooker Minestrone Soup

Better Than Mom’s Slow Cooker Recipes
This is one of more than 200 irresistible recipes that feature updated flavors and fresh ingredients. This is a great recipe, made even better because you only need 5 ingredients! (Water does not count)

Minestrone Plus

1 pound lean ground beef, ground pork, or sweet Italian sausage

1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)

2 19-ounce cans chunky minestrone

1 15.5-ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups water

1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

In a large skillet cook the ground beef and onion over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. In a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker stir together cooked meat mixture, the minestrone, drainded beans, and water.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Makes 6 main-dish servings (10 cups)

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