Hearty Soup

Kim Biegacki


I made this soup the other night in my Ninja Cooking System set on "slow cooker" and it was so delicious that I decided that I would write down what I added to the dry soup mix that I had purchased. The 6 ingredients at the end is the dry list. I purchased it at a local farm market and added the rest of the goodies. This is one that I know I will be making again & again. I was so pleased with how thick, flavorful and colorful this soup turned out to be. I hope you'll try it too.

It most certainly feeds an army.

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At least 4 quarts maybe a little more


15 Min


2 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


12-14 c
2 c
carrots, chopped
3 medium
celery stalks, chopped
2 c
green beans
2 c
cabbage, shredded
1 qt
tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced 28 oz.
1 1/2 lb
turkey or beef, ground
2 Tbsp
greek seasoning
2 Tbsp
celery flakes, dried optional
1 - 2 Tbsp
garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste


1/4 c
split green peas
1/4 c
split yellow peas
1/4 c
brown rice
1/4 c
pearl barley, uncooked
1/4 c
lentils, dry
1/4 c
alphabet noodles, uncooked

Directions Step-By-Step

Add 8 cups of water into a crock-pot, 1 1/2 cups of Hearty mix, 2 tsp of salt and simmer 1 hour.
Add 2 cups diced carrots, 3 stalks chopped celery, 2 cups of green beans & 2 cups of shredded cabbage. Simmer an additional 40 minutes. Add another 4 cups of water.
In your Ninja or crock-pot add your meat one tbsp of oil oil to cook up ground turkey. Drain meat if necessary. Then add your green beans and carrots.
Now add all the rest of your fresh vegetables and dried ingredients along with spices.
Set Ninja on high for about 45 minutes. Stir soup mixture about every 20 minutes to check consistency of soup. Add more water if needed, which I had to do because of the absorption of the dry ingredients. I then lowered my temp to a medium and cooked for about an hour longer.
January 17th,2015 --- Made this for dinner tonight and served sliced up (smaller portion) Italian Subs with it.

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