Dinner

Hearty Country Soup

Loaded with veggies, beef and whole-grain pasta, this nourishing, warming soup is the ultimate chilly-weather meal.

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Servings
6
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
330 min
Duration
350 min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 12-oz extra-lean chuck roast, cut into 
bite-size pieces
  • 4 oz fresh green beans, cut into
1-inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 10 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 oz dry whole-grain rotini or
elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt

Preparation

  1. Mist a 3- to 3½-qt slow cooker with cooking spray. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp oil on medium-high. Add roast and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker and add beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, black pepper and 4 cups water; stir to combine. Cover and cook until roast is tender, 5 hours on high or 10 hours on low.
  2. Stir in pasta, cabbage, parsley, oregano, thyme, salt and remaining oil; cover and cook for 30 more minutes on high.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup
  • Calories 213
  • Carbohydrate Content 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content 25 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 465 mg
  • Sugar Content 5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g