10.26.2009

Mangia Monday!

Hello!

I have wonderful recipe to share with you today!
It was a HIT with my family!

Buon Appetito!




Slow-Cooked Beef Minestrone

Servings: 14 cups
ACTIVE TIME: 30 min
TOTAL TIME: 5 - 8 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

* 1 pkg (about 1.5 lbs) Boneless Beef Chuck Roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
* Pan Searing Flour
* 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
* 2 cups Cleaned & Cut Soup Vegetables (carrots, celery, squash)
* Salt and pepper
* 32 oz Beef Stock
* 1 can (14.5 oz) Diced Tomatoes
* 3 cups Tomato Sauce
* 1/2 cup dry Ditalini Soup Pasta
* 1 can Cannelini Beans, drained and rinsed
* 1 pkg (6 oz) Baby Spinach


You'll Need: 6-8 qt slow cooker, large braising pan.

Directions:

1.) Dust beef with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.

2.) Heat oil in large braising pan on MEDIUM-HIGH until oil faintly smokes.

3.) Add beef and sear 10 min until all sides are paper-bag brown.

4.) Transfer beef to slow cooker; don't discard pan drippings.

5.) Add vegetables to pan with beef drippings; season with salt and pepper.

6.) Cook vegetables, stirring, 3 min; add to slow cooker.

7.) Add stock, tomatoes, and sauce to slow cooker.

8.) Cover, cook 4 1/2-6 hours on HIGH or 8-10 hours on LOW.

9.) Add dry pasta & beans 30" before end of cooking on HIGH (45" before on LOW).

10.) Add spinach to slow cooker; stir to blend well. Allow spinach to lightly wilt.

Serve with crusty Italian bread.



Until Tomorrow:

Go Ahead and Indulge!

7 comments:

AmoreBride said...

Oh my gosh, this recipe looks awesome! I'm going to try it this week, thanks Niki!
Mangia!
Michele at www.AmoreVivo.etsy.com
www.AmoreBride.etsy.com

H20works said...

I just started getting into Minestrone, I like mine topped with a little Parmesan. I am going to try this, the guys would love it!

Thanks!
~Kat~!
H20works

ddb7 said...

now this looks gooood! sure to cook this one up. thanks for passing along.

Dan ddb7

The Momma said...

Think I'm gonna have to try that one! I LOVE minestrone, but would've never thought to add beef! YUMMY!!!

Momma J said...

Oh that looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Runyon said...

I'm going to have to save this one. It looks wonderful and I'm the crockpot queen.

Mattos said...

I want to try this, looks delish.