In a Minute Minestrone Soup

  • 1 lb Beef stew meat
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 28 oz can tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1½ teaspoons ground thyme
  • ½  teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 16 oz can Kidney or Northern beans
  • 1 16 oz can green beans
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a slow cooker (crock pot), combine first 8 ingredients. Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours (cook 2-3 hours in large pot if you don’t have a slow cooker). Add next 4 ingredients and cook on high 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Top with cheese and serve.

Yield - makes 8 servings, 246 cal, 6 gm fat, 30 gm carb.

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