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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★★★★★ 3 votes
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


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1Add 8 cups of water into a crock-pot, 1 1/2 cups of Hearty mix, 2 tsp of salt and simmer 1 hour.

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2Add 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.

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3In 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.

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4Now add all the rest of your fresh vegetables and dried ingredients along with spices.

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5Set 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.

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6January 17th,2015 --- Made this for dinner tonight and served sliced up (smaller portion) Italian Subs with it.

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