Source: Parents Magazine


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20 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 20 mins


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  • 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; fat 7g; cholesterol 61mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 5g; protein 29g; vitamin a 2866.8IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 7.5mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 68.5mcg; vitamin b12 2.4mcg; sodium 460mg; potassium 497mg; calcium 90.9mg; iron 3.6mg.