Slow Cooker Sunday: Mince and Macaroni Soup

by mediocremum on 20/01/2013

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Bit of a laugh yesterday, the team from Netmums sent around a film crew.  They’re starting a parenting channel on youtube and would like to highlight food for all the family.  They asked if I could knock up a few Slow Cooker recipes that kids would eat.  In the end, I did Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs, Mince and Macaroni Soup, Sausages with Chutney Gravy and a Banana Bread.  It was really food fun.

I do public speaking everyday and am a fairly confident character and genuinely thought I’d be comfortable in front of the camera but I wasn’t.  Once I see the final version, if it’s not to cringe worthy I’ll pass on the link.

I wasn’t going to post a recipe yet, but, the cooking marathon has resulted in a huge amount of food in the house.  We went sledging today and it was so nice to come home to some hearty soup that helped us unthaw!  So, I thought I’d share it.


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Slow Cooker Sunday: Mince and Macaroni Soup
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A hearty soup that is perfect for a cold winters night!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Slow Cooking
Serves: 6
  • 1TBSP of oil
  • 400g of minced beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 450ml of beef stock or water
  • 1 500g carton of passata
  • 1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of dried Italian herbs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 200g of uncooked macaroni
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Brown the mince for approx 5 minutes, add the onion and garlic, sauté for a further 3 minutes.
  2. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add the stock, passata, tomatoes, soy sauce, dried herbs, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  3. Fifteen minutes prior to serving cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions. Stir into the soup. Ladle into large bowls and serve with crusty bread.


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Enjoy the snow!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aly January 20, 2013 at 9:04 am

Ooooh get you! You’ll have to share the link when it airs.


2 mediocremum January 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

I really wasn’t a natural! :-)


3 Actually Mummy... January 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

That looks like something my kids would try – and a perfect mid-week supper


4 mediocremum January 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Madame ate it! Phew!


5 Suzanne January 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

This looks delicious and super easy! Not the kind of ‘soup’ that gets noses turned up at! I have added my link for the first time – enjoying the slow cooking lark!


6 mediocremum January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

It’s more than a soup, meal in a bowl and my daughter ate it so another bonus. Not one of those parents that cooks several different meals.


7 Melissa January 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I love recipes like this! Pasta recipes are one of my favorites. =)
Im a new follower!


8 mediocremum January 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Nice to meet you Melissa!


9 jenny paulin January 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

we eat a lot of pasta dishes in this house and i make sauces in my slow cooker but i have never added pasta to the slow cooker, but now i may well try this! thank you x


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