Wheat Berry Minestrone

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
480 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes, reduced-sodium, with their juice
  • 3 cup(s) reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cup(s) uncooked string beans, halved if large
  • 15 1/2 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large green pepper(s), diced
  • 1 small uncooked onion(s), chopped
  • 3/4 cup(s) uncooked celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) uncooked wheat berries
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crumbed
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Yields about 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons per serving.
Notes
If you don’t want to use such a big concert of dried spices, omit them all except the salt and add 1 1/2 tablespoons salt-free Italian spice blend instead.