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Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone
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5 from 14 votes

Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone Soup

Course: dinner, lunch, Soup


  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups napa cabbage chopped
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini or white navy beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup zucchini shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked macaroni
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • Season your beef with salt and pepper. In a skillet over medium high heat, add a little oil and sear your stew beef in small batches. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • Add chopped onions to hot pan and let cooking stirring regularly for about 3-4 minutes. Add broth into pan and scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Poor all in slow cooker.
  • Add thyme, bay leaves, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, tomatoes and cabbage.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. 30 minutes before you are ready to eat stir in zuchini.
  • Cook your pasta in salted water, drain and set aside.
  • Remove bay leaves and any thyme sprigs from soup. Ladle into bowls, add a small scoop of cooked noodles. Top with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.