Momma's Hearty Soup -- Crock pot/Slow Cooker Recipe
Momma’s Hearty Soup! (Crock Pot, Slow Cooker Recipe). Are your children home on summer break? Make some soup with them today and create healthy habits they will enjoy a lifetime! Most Americans do not eat enough vegetables. Get in the habit of making soup. It is a simple and tasteful way to add vegetables to your diet!
1 Pound (or ½ pound) of hamburger or ground Jennie-O turkey
2 Cups diced potatoes
½ Cup of diced celery
1.5 Teaspoons of salt
6 Cups water or beef broth
2 Medium carrots chopped
1 Medium onion chopped
¼ Cup brown rice
1/8 Teaspoon pepper
2 Cans diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
1.5 Cups of shredded purple cabbage (also known as red cabbage)
-Brown the meat with the onions. Drain the grease and put the meat and all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir.
Cook on Low – 6-7 hours.
Season to taste.
Enjoy a healthy meal!
-Want to reduce sodium? Use water only or use 3 cups of water and 3 cups of broth.
-If you have time, let the soup sit overnight (refrigerate) and allow the flavors to infuse.
- Beef/Turkey – add some Lawry’s seasoning while browning the meat; you may also add a few cloves of garlic -- garlic always makes it better!
- Keep on slow cooking! P.S. Purple cabbage is so healthy! It is packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds that may increase health.