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Beef & Spinach Minestrone - Slow Cooked Style

This easy and yummy recipe from Italian cuisine is a heavenly dish and it can be prepared on slow cooker.
  Boneless beef chuck roast 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1-inch cubes (1 Package)
  Pan searing flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Wegmans)
  Pure olive oil 2 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Cut minestrone soup vegetables 16 Ounce, cleaned (1 Package, Food You Feel Good About)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Beef stock 32 Ounce (1 Carton, Food You Feel Good About, Culinary Stock)
  Canned italian diced tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can, Wegman'S)
  Seasoned tomato sauce 24 Ounce (1 Package, Italian Classics, Prepared Foods)
  Soup pasta 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Dry Italian Classics Ditalini)
  Ditalini soup pasta 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Dry Italian Classics)
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 1⁄2 Ounce, drained and rinsed (1 Can, Italian Classics)
  Baby spinach 6 Ounce (1 Package, Food You Feel Good About)

1. Dust beef with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.

2. Heat oil in large braising pan on MEDIUM-HIGH until oil faintly smokes. Add beef; sear 10 min until all sides are paper-bag brown.

3. Transfer beef to slow cooker; don't discard pan drippings. Add vegetables to pan with beef drippings; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, 3 min; add to slow cooker.

4. Add stock, tomatoes, and sauce to slow cooker. Cover, cook 4 1/2 -6 hours on HIGH or 8-10 hours on LOW.

5. Add dry pasta and beans 30 minutes before end of cooking on HIGH (45 minutes before end of cooking on LOW).

6. Add spinach to slow cooker; stir to blend well. Allow spinach to lightly wilt, about 2 min.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Beef, Cheese
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Slow cooked recipes are very practical as the preparation involved is very less and most of the times its on its own cooking away for hours leaving you ample of time to attend to other important things. Here's one such classic beef minestrone video recipe which is comforting and very hearty. Ideal for winter suppers.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3894 Calories from Fat 1314

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 147 g226.7%

Saturated Fat 46.8 g234.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 450 mg150%

Sodium 8810 mg367.1%

Total Carbohydrates 440 g146.5%

Dietary Fiber 59.3 g237.2%

Sugars 73.4 g

Protein 203 g406.3%

Vitamin A 535.3% Vitamin C 218.4%

Calcium 57.5% Iron 168.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beef & Spinach Minestrone - Slow Cooked Style Recipe Video