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Minestrone Stew

Janie Hoskins of Red Bluff, California adds green chilies to this slow-cooked stew made from convenient pantry ingredients. You're sure to like the taste...and the thrifty per-serving cost.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (19 ounces) ready-to-serve minestrone soup
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-6 hours or until heated through.
Editor's Note: The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 221 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 901mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • amygerman15
    Nov 5, 2013

    Hubby and I both liked.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 26, 2011

    Fast to make with excellent flavor. Wonderful to come home to this, thanks to the slow cooker.

  • jenmaro
    Nov 9, 2010

    This is one of my favorite soups. I always take it to potlucks at work and it gets cleaned up every time. Very simple & inexpensive to make. I like to stock up on the cans when they go on sale & then just buy the hamburger later. Easy to double or triple as well, and it seems a great meal on a cold winter day.

  • PucciBaby
    Nov 18, 2009

    this recipe is great. i added a can of mixed veggies: corn, carrots and green beans. I also cooked this on my stove top instead of using a slow cooker and it worked just fine! i also added half a can of beef broth and a pinch of beef bullion for a bit more flavor and broth.