Sunday, January 6, 2013

Beef and Vegetable Soup Using a Slow Cooker


When you come home from work, the last thing you want to do is start cooking especially with the shorter winter days.

Try this recipe for a delicious beef and vegetable soup prepared in a slow cooker.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 (29 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mixed vegetables, drained
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces dry fusilli pasta


DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the beef in a skillet over medium heat. Mix in garlic, onion, and green bell pepper. Cook and stir until beef is evenly brown and vegetables are tender. Drain grease, and transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Mix celery, Italian-style stewed tomatoes, and mixed vegetables into the slow cooker. Pour in beef broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cover, and cook 7 hours on High. Mix pasta into the slow cooker during the last 15 minutes of cook time.

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