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Minestrone Stew

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

8 servings (2 quarts)

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.

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

  1. 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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