During the cold, wet, and windy fall and winter months we really love to make a thick and hearty soup for dinner. This last Sunday I made soup in the slow cooker, I simply love anything that I place into the slow cooker and walk away while it does amazing things to the items you have placed inside. I found this recipe on Brandie's site, The Country Cook. I did however make a few changes to the ingredients to make it more our own. This soup went really well with the pumpkin cornbread that we posted last Sunday, but just some crusty bread or soft dinner rolls would have been great as well.
1 Lbs. - Frozen Mini Meatballs
1/2 Lbs. - Buitoni Frozen Braised Beef & Sausage Ravioli
32 oz. Box - Beef Stock
2 (15.5oz.) Cans - Cannellini Beans (do not drain)
1 (14.5oz.) Can - Italian Diced Tomatoes (do not drain)
1 Small - Onion (minced)
2 Tbs. - Garlic (minced)
1/2 Tbs. - Italian Seasoning
1/2 Tsp. - Celery Salt
1 Tbs. - Johnny's Garlic Seasoning (or garlic powder)
1 Tbs. - Dried Parsley
1/4 Tsp. - Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 C. Heavy Cream
Pour the beef stock into the crock pot and add the beans, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, and all seasonings. Stir to combine, and then add in the meatballs; turn the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours. About 45 minutes before you are ready for simmer stir in the ravioli and allow them to cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. When the soup is ready, thicken with the corn starch and heavy cream, ladle into serving dishes and enjoy.
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