Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef

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Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef is a one-pot meal that feeds a crowd. This Italian-inspired soup recipe uses beef stew meat for a hearty minestrone packed with vegetables and beans.

Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef Recipe

I am always looking for new recipes to use beef stew meat.  My go-to recipe is Mom’s Beef Stew, but it’s nice to change it up every now and again.  So when I found this Slow Cooker Minestrone with Cubed Beef recipe, I knew it was a winner.

When I’m struggling in the dinner department, I lean towards soup. First off, my kids are soup fanatics, and we all know how important it is to find recipes kids will eat.  Secondly, soup is cheap, filling, and it makes a large quantity.

This recipe is modified from Fix-It and Forget It, Slow Cooker Recipes.  I made it on one of the first cold fall days.  I love throwing everything into the slow cooker in the morning, and then having dinner all ready in the evening.  This recipe made enough to feed both my family, and my parents with leftovers for my lunch on Monday.

Looking for other beef stew meat inspiration? Try our Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup, Instant Pot Hawaiian Beef, and Sunday Dinner Beef Tips. Our friends have some good beef stew meat recipes too:  Stew Meat Chili, Instant Pot Beef Stew, Crock Pot Stew Meat and Mushrooms, Slow Cooker Beef Stew Rice, Hearty, Healthy Beef Stew.

How to Make Classic Minestrone in the Slow Cooker

Instructions:

  1. Season beef with salt and pepper; cut into smaller chunks if desired.
  2. Add all ingredients except garbanzo beans, red kidney beans and dry macaroni to the crock pot insert.
  3. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Add drained beans and dry macaroni, and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes or until macaroni is cooked through.

For the full recipe for slow cooker classic minestrone, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef

  • If you want additional flavor to this classic minestrone in the crock pot, sear the beef cubes in oil in a skillet before adding to the crock pot insert.
  • I prefer to cut the 1-inch cubed beef into smaller pieces to make the meat equal in size to the veggies and beans.
  • Season the cubed beef with salt and pepper before adding to the crock pot.
  • Try serving this Slow Cooker Classic Minestrone topped with grated Parmesan.
  • If you prefer a chunkier, hearty minestrone, consider adding a second bag of frozen, mixed vegetables, an extra pound of beef or additional cans of beans to the crock pot.
  • Ground beef can be substituted for cubed beef in this classic minestrone recipe.
  • Beef stock is perfectly suitable to be substituted for the water and beef bouillon.
  • Another easy soup using beef stew meat is our Beef and Barley Soup recipe.

Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef is a one-pot meal that feeds a crowd. This Italian-inspired soup recipe uses beef stew meat for a hearty minestrone packed with vegetables and beans. 

Other Favorite Soup Recipes

If you follow us regularly, you’ll notice that we love soups. Here’s a list of all our favorites:

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup (#1 shared recipe on the blog!)

Mom’s Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Sausage

Crock Pot Hamburger Vegetable Soup with V8

Crockpot Minestrone with Beef Stew Meat

Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef is a one-pot meal that feeds a crowd. This Italian-inspired soup recipe uses beef stew meat for a hearty minestrone packed with vegetables and beans. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Minestrone, Crock Pot Minestrone with Cubed Beef, Hearty Minestone, Slow Cooker Minestrone with Cubed Meat
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 6 cups water
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12 ounces frozen diced vegetables (corn, peas and green beans)
  • 15.5 ounces garbanzo beans, drained
  • 15.5 ounces red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni

Instructions

  • Season cubed beef with salt and black pepper. Cut beef in smaller chunks, if desired.
  • Add beef, water, crushed tomatoes, beef bouillon, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, oregano and frozen vegetables in slow cooker insert. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • After the 8 hours on low, add garbanzo beans, kidney beans and macaroni to the soup.  Cook for additional 30-45 minutes or until macaroni is cooked to your desired liking. 
  • Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Notes

  • If you want additional flavor to this classic minestrone in the crock pot, sear the beef cubes in oil in a skin before adding to the crock pot insert.
  • I prefer to cut the 1-inch cubed beef into smaller pieces to make it equal in size to the veggies and beans.
  • Season the cubed beef with salt and pepper before adding to the crock pot.
  • Try serving this Slow Cooker Classic Minestrone topped with grated Parmesan. 
  • If you prefer a chunkier, hearty minestrone, consider adding a second bag of frozen, mixed vegetables, an extra pound of beef or additional cans of beans to the crock pot. 
  • Ground beef can be substituted for cubed beef in this classic minestrone recipe. 
  • Beef stock is perfectly suitable to be substituted for the water and beef bouillon
  • Another easy soup using beef stew meat is our Beef and Barley Soup recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 926mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2381IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 5mg

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