From the kitchen of Jaime Barkwell.  This crockpot recipe
is from
Wegmans.  Perfect on a cold day.
Cut into bite size pieces:
1 pkg (about 1.6 lbs) Boneless beef chuck roast
Dust with flour.
Heat:
2 Tbsp olive oil
Sear meat until nicely browned.
Do NOT discard pan drippings.
Put meat in crockpot.
Add to pan with drippings, scrape up bits:
1 bag Minestrone Soup Vegetables (4 cups of
Potatoes, zucchini, leeks, carrots, celery, onions &
cabbage)
Season with:
Salt and pepper
Sauté a few minutes.
Add to crockpot.
Add:
1 carton (32 oz)  Beef stock
1 can (14.5 oz) Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 pkg (24 oz) Seasoned tomato sauce

Cook 4 1/2 - 6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.

30-45 minutes before serving add:
1/2 - 3/4 c dry Ditalini pasta
1 can (15.5 oz) Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
5 minutes before serving add:
1 pkg (6 oz) Baby spinach  
"Why don't cows have any money?
Because the farmers milk them dry."
Beef Minestrone
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