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Lazy Day Beef & Vegetable Soup

10/05/2013 04:51PM ● Published by Anonymous

Photo courtesy of South Dakota Beef Council

Ingredients

• 2-1/2 lbs beef Stew Meat, cut into 3/4-in pieces
• 2 cans (14 to 14-1/2 oz each) reduced-sodium beef broth
• 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed, drained
• 1 can (14-1/2 oz) no-salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
• 1 c water
• 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp pepper
• 2 c frozen mixed vegetables
• 1 c uncooked ditalini or other small pasta
• Shredded Romano cheese (optional)


Directions

Combine beef, broth, chickpeas, tomatoes, water, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker; toss to coat well. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours, or on LOW 8 hours. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Stir in mixed vegetables and pasta. Continue cooking, covered, 1 hour or until beef and pasta are tender. Season with salt and  pepper, as desired. Stir well before serving. Serve with cheese, if desired. 

Total Recipe Time: on HIGH setting: 6-1/4 hours; on LOW setting: 9-1/4 hours.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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