Slow Cooker Recipe | Homemade Beef and Vegetable Soup

Few comforts in the world compare to a piping hot bowl of delicious soup. This easy recipe for Beef Minestrone charts the course for a delicious, hearty meal that you and your whole family will love.

Beef Minestrone Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs stewing meat
  • 3 C. water
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can tomatoes in juice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 C. dry vermicelli
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • A slow cooker

Peel the 4 carrots. This is a snap with the Rada Vegetable Peeler.

Peeling Carrots with Rada Vegetable Peeler

Dice the carrots. The Rada French Chef knife features a long blade that makes cutting carrots and other vegetables a painless task.

Chopping Carrots

Next, dice 1 medium onion.

Chopping onions

Cute 1 1/2 lbs stew meat into small pieces. The Rada Old Fashoned Butcher knife features a heavy blade that easily cuts stew meat.

Chopping stew meat

Place stew meat, onion, and carrots into slow cooker. Add 3 cups water. Stir. Add 1 can tomatoes. Add 2 tsp. salt.

Salting minestrone

Add 1 (10 oz.) package mixed vegetables. Add 1 tsp. oregano and 1 tsp. basil. Add 1/2 cup vermicelli.

placing pasta in slow cooker

Stir well. Set slow cooker to low heat, cover, and cook for 10 to 12 hours.

 stirring minestrone

Serve and enjoy!

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Minestrone is an Italian soup that can be made in a variety of ways. Its origins date back to the Roman era, when Rome’s conquest of Italy ensured better trade routes that resulted in a greater variety of foods. It is said that until the 17th and 18th centuries, minestrone was not likely made as a dish in its own right, but as an assortment collection of leftover ingredients and pieces of other dishes.

Because of its origins, minestrone still does not have a fixed recipe, and can be found in an array of incarnations all across Italy and the world.

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Beef Minestrone Video Recipe


Start Beef Minestrone Video Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen, and today I’m sharing a slow cooker recipe with you, it’s beef minestrone. This is out of our best-selling cookbook, the 12-Hour Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. Now, you might be wondering, why 12 hours? But if you think about it, by the time you commute to work, and you get back, 10 hours have easily went by. This way, you put it in when you leave for work, you come home, and all you have to do is set the table.

So, in about 10 minutes you’ll have your beef minestrone ready. What you need are 4 carrots. I’m peeling this with the Rada Vegetable Peeler. Super sharp, you can peel your carrots in about 6 seconds. And what we’re going to do is dice the carrots. This is the French Chef knife. If you keep the tip on your cutting board it helps you control cuts. Now we want these in bite size pieces. I’m just going to go back and rock it that way. Next you’ll need a medium onion we’re going to dice. And then you’ll need a pound and a half of stewing meat. I’m going to cut this into bite size pieces and I’m using the Rada Old Fashioned Butcher Knife. It’s probably the best knife to use to cut meats strip meats. So now place your cut up stewing meat in the Crock Pot, along with the onions and carrots.

And to that we’re going to add three cups of water. I’m going to stir that in a little bit. Now we’re going to add a can of tomatoes with the juice. It’s a 14.5 ounce can. I’m using diced tomatoes you could probably use whole ones, too, if you prefer. And we’re going to add 2 teaspoons of salt, a 10.5 package of frozen mixed vegetables, a teaspoon of oregano and a teaspoon of basil. And then a half cup of vermicelli, the dry kind. And I wasn’t sure what vermicelli was, but now that I purchased it, I’m pretty sure you can use angel hair pasta, also. So what I’m going to do is break that into little pieces.

And you just stir this really well. It smells good already. I’m going to put the lid on and cook this on low heat for 10 to 12 hours.

So I just got home from work, and the minestrone is ready to go. Maybe serve it with a crusty bread, I’m cutting it with the Rada 6 Inch Bread Knife. I’m going to serve it up with the soup ladle. And there’s a good portion, it’s really delicious with parmesan cheese on top. That’s one of the recipes in our 12-Hour Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook.

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