Nothing says Autumn more than a bowl of this fabulous soup my friend Debbie shared with me. She is such a wonderful person and I feel privileged to know her. She is “old school” and believes no matter how busy your day, you should have a home cooked meal. And if the family can all eat together; Better yet! This recipe is a great reason to “SLOW” down at the end of your busy day and reward yourself with a very satisfying dinner. I love to serve this with a big salad, fresh-baked bread and some apple cake for dessert!
FYI…I have made this for my meat-free families and it’s just as good as a vegetarian soup. I added some white beans (cannellini) for the fiber. YUMMY!
Enjoy and Happy Cooking~
1# beef stew meat
1 Tablespoon steak seasoning
1 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
2 teaspoons sugar
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
32 oz. beef broth
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 cups frozen cheese filled tortellini or gnocchi
1 can green beans, drained
In a large skillet, brown stew meat in a little oil for 3-5 minutes add steak seasoning to meat while browning.
Place meat in slowcooker. Add onion, carrots, garlic, sugar, tomatoes, and beef broth in order listed.
Cover; cook on low setting for 8 hours.
Stir in basil, frozen tortellini and green beans. Increase heat to high.
Cover;cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
Note: I have also used gnocchi and just a good!!