Mangia Monday!


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
TOTAL TIME: 5 - 8 1/2 hours


* 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.


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!


AmoreBride said...

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


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.