Is there anything more cozy on cold winter days than a bowl (or two) of warming, hearty soup? I especially love a meal where you can just dump all of the ingredients and walk away. I know there are so many high-tech kitchen gadgets these days, but I have never gotten rid of my crockpot/slow cooker because I still find myself using it so much. It is my old trusty, especially for soups, stews, and sauces. Heck, I even do my applesauce and steaming in here as well.
You can easily remove the beef and amp up the veggies in this dish to make it a hearty vegetarian dish as well. Feel free to add and omit certain veggies in here. You could easily swap in chicken here, too! I recommend serving with a warm chunk of crusty bread for the ultimate winter meal.
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