Crock-Pot Minestrone SoupOkay I whipped this Minestrone up.  I had a few idea’s of what I was planning on putting in it..and what I had in my cupboards made me change my mind a bit.  Isn’t that how it always ends up being?  Don’t make the mistake I did…Don’t put the Garbanzo Beans at the beginning, because I had to fish them all back out.  Wish I had that 10 minutes back of my life.

Crock-Pot Minestrone (Whip It Up Wednesday!)
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Lady Sarah
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 20 mins
Serves: 8
  • 1 Pound Hamburger
  • 16 Baby Carrots Cut into 1/4th’s or Smaller
  • 2 Ribs of Celery Sliced
  • 1 Large Onion Shredded
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic (I use pre minced)
  • 2 Cans of Chicken Broth (4 cups)
  • 1 28-Ounce can Crushed Tomatoes with Liquid
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Teaspoon of Mrs. Dash Table Blend
  • 1 Can of Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 Cup of Macaroni
  • Parmesan for serving
  1. Brown ground beef..
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Saute onions for several minutes.
  4. In crock-pot combine all ingredients except garbanzo beans, macaroni and parmesan.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  6. Thirty minutes before it’s done add garbanzo beans, recover.
  7. Fifteen minutes before it’s done add macaroni,, turn off crock-pot and unplug crock-pot, recover.
  8. Serve promptly at 6 hours.
  9. Can add parmesan on top.

Feel free to use Italian seasoning instead of Mrs. Dash, that was what I was planning on using, but I must have ran out!

Whip It Up Wednesday - Crock-Pot Ladies