Beef Minestrone

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I can’t believe that I’ve been doing recipes for years and have never posted my delicious beef minestrone recipe before now!

This is one of our absolute favorite soups…well, usually my soups wind up way more like what Rachel Ray calls “Stoup”!  Too thick to really be called soup, and too thin to be a true stew!

No matter what you call it, this recipe is delish!!  Packed with lots of protein, and antioxidant rich veggies this meal will not only warm the cockles of your soul, but will provide you with amazing nutrition as well.  

Win WIN!!

Don’t be afraid of the long list of ingredients, most of them are pretty much pantry stables and prep is super simple too!  You know me, I’m not in to slaving away on something complicated.  I like easy and maybe more importantly…..quick!!!  Dump everything in your crockpot in the morning and come home to a delicious and nutritious dinner!

Bon Appetit!

Beef Minestrone

Hearty, healthy, delicious and crockpot easy!
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: animal protein, beef, crockpot, minestrone
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chuck roast trimmed & cubed
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP Rustic Rub
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 crushed tomatoes 32 oz can
  • 1 diced tomatos 15 oz can
  • 2 C cabbage 1/2 small cabbage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 C fresh kale
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 cannellini beans 15 oz can
  • 1 garbanzo beans 15 oz can
  • 4 C beef broth
  • 2 C water
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add cornstarch and rustic rub in large plastic bag and toss to combine well
  • Trim chuck roast and cut into 1 inch chunks, then add to cornstarch mix. Toss to coat all pieces well
  • Add olive oil to skillet and heat over medium. Add beet to pan and brown (you may need to do this in batches)
  • While beef is browning, chop all vegetables and add to crockpot.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes to crockpot. Stir to combine
  • Drain and rinse beans and add to crockpot. Stir to combine
  • Add browned beef to crockpot. Stir to combine
  • Add beef stock and water, stir to combine
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, you can also add a bay leaf for extra depth of flavor.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours, or 6 hours on high heat. Remove bay leaf, serve and enjoy!

Notes

I love to put a parmesan rind in this deliciousness as it's cooking.  To me, it adds that extra punch of flavor.  (Just make sure you take it out prior to serving)
Alternatively, you can use chicken, turkey or venison(our personal favorite) in place of the beef.  Or, feel free to use your favorite non-meat, or just leave the meat out all together.  This minestrone is absolutely delicious either way!
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beef Minestrone
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 527mg22%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 6005IU120%
Vitamin C 52.9mg64%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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