try this: slow-cooked beef minestrone

This soup is dinner tonight! It takes a little but of prep-time, but if you do it the night before, you can just throw everything in the slow cooker and you'll be ready to go that morning.

12349 Slow-Cooked Beef Minestrone

1   pkg (about 1.6 lbs) Boneless Beef Chuck Roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
Wegmans Pan Searing Flour
2   Tbsp Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
1   pkg (16 oz) Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Minestrone Soup Vegetables
Salt and pepper
1   carton (32 oz) Food You Feel Good About Beef Culinary Stock
1   can (14.5 oz) Wegmans Italian-Style Diced Tomatoes
1   pkg (24 oz) Italian Classics Seasoned Tomato Sauce (Prepared Foods)
1/2   cup dry Italian Classics Ditalini Soup Pasta
1   can (15.5 oz) Italian Classics Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
1   pkg (6 oz) Food You Feel Good About Baby Spinach

You'll Need: 6-8 qt slow cooker, large braising pan

  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.

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  1. 1
    Amy says:

    HA! I just made this on Monday! gotta love Wegmans recipes …

  2. 2
    melissa says:

    thats awesome! we loved it! how about you guys?