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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup #Blogtober

 Ground beef, vegetables and pasta make up this hearty Italian inspired soup.

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Brrrr! The temperature has been dropping fast. I am still trying not to turn on the heat, so there's plenty of snuggling with blankets going on, LOL.  When the weather starts to change like this, I crave soup. Soup warms you up from the inside out, which in turn makes the cold weather outside seem a little less severe.

I made this soup for dinner last week, on one of these cold days. I needed something hearty enough for my SO, and two hungry teenagers. So I went with an Italian soup, bursting with hearty ground beef and pasta. I served it with grilled cheese, which has perfect to dunk. It was fantastic! So much so, that there wasn't a drop of soup left, by the time dinner was done. The kids ate with gusto and everyone was warm, all the way down to our toes. 

Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup

1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced
1 C celery, chopped
1- 8 oz pkg cremini mushrooms, roughly chopped
1- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
3 Tbs tomato paste
5 C beef broth
1 tsp oregano
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1- 2 inch piece of Parmesan rind (or 1/4 C parmesan cheese)
2/3 box of Farfalle pasta (from a 1 lb box)

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until onions are translucent (about 3 minutes).

Pour browned beef mixture into a 6 qt crock pot. Add in the carrots, celery, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper and parmesan rind. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs.

30 minutes before serving, turn crock pot to HIGH, remove the bay leaves and parmesan rind. Add in the pasta, cover and cook until pasta is al dente. Serve with additional Parmesan if desired.

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  1. Oh, this looks delish! And the grill cheese on the side! Mmmm. Will have to try it! Thanks for the share

  2. Looks perfect for cool weather!

    1. Definitely! Nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup to warm you up :)


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