Minestrone (Crock Pot)

This is one of those recipes that is a guideline. You can substitute or omit the meat and play with which vegetables you put in. Basically, it just needs the tomatoes, a few veggies, some type of canned bean and the Italian seasonings. What do you have in your kitchen?

3 cups water

1 1/2 lb. beef cubes or Italian sausage

1/2 chopped onion

carrots, sliced

1 28 oz. can stewed or diced tomatoes

3 cubes bouillon 

1 cup chopped cabbage

1 can drained chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1 can drained and rinsed kidney beans

1 teaspoon dried basil

2 teaspoons dried oregano

½ cup dry noodles 

Place all ingredients except noodles in crockpot, with meat on the bottom. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-12. Twenty minutes before serving, add dry noodles if desired. 

May serve with grated parmesan cheese.


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