weight watchers best recipes | Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 cups low sodium beef broth
3 cups water
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound top found stead, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 large carrots, diced
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 large (1/2-pound) baking potato, peeled and diced
2 turnips, peeled and diced
¾ cup frozen peas, thawed
¼ cup fresh chopped parsley, optional
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste



INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk together the broth, water, tomato paste, thyme and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker until smooth and well combined.
Stir in the cubes of beef, carrots, celery, onion, potato and turnips.
Cover and cook until the beef and vegetables are fork tender, 4-6 hours on high or 8-12 hours on low.
At the end of cooking stir in the peas. Cover and cook until the peas are heated through, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the parsley.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
COOK'S NOTES

 Nutritional estimates per serving (2 cups): 213 calories, 3 g fat, 25 g carb, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.

 The cookbook says that this soup freezes beautifully, but I'm not usually a fan of potatoes that have been frozen. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

 Vary the vegetables to suit your tastes. This would also work well with a package of frozen mixed vegetables and be even easier.


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