Recipe Summary

20 mins
8 hrs (low) plus 45 minutes (high)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. Season beef with salt and pepper. Place beef in the slow cooker. Add sauce and water. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours or high-heat setting for 4 hours. Add pasta, carrots, and beans, stirring into liquid. Increase to high-heat setting, if necessary, and cook 45 minutes more (pasta, vegetables, and meat should all be tender). Makes 8 servings.


Stovetop Method:

Prepare as above, except place beef in a deep skillet or pot and add pasta sauce and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 1 hour. Add pasta, carrots, and beans. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes more or until beef, pasta, and vegetables are tender.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 460mg; potassium 497mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 3g; sugar 5g; protein 29g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 2867IU; vitamin c 8mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 8mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 69mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 4mg.