I made this recipe on 10/29/10 for our dinner, and for the " Crockpot/Rice Cooker Event" over in KK's Forum.Even before reading Lauralie41's review I had decided to make a few changes to the recipe anyway. Here are the changes,while the ground beef was browning a bit of seasoned salt,and garlic powder were added.After prepping,I just threw the veggies in the crockpot then topped with the cooked beef. Then instead of using the 28 oz can of tomatoes, I used two 14.5 oz. cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes w/ garlic already in them. Then the seasoning were added and stirred well. This recipe was cooked on low for 8 hours exactly and turned out just fine.No mushy potatoes or carrots, and the cabbage just had a perfect texture. I used a Mozzarella/Romano blend and it worked out just great. And since it was an Italian type soup, I topped my serving with a few garlic/ cheese croutons. All I can say is YUM!!!. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "
This had a nice flavor but I think I am still favoring a tomato based broth. I turned the crock pot on high, let it heat up, then added the ground round and broke it up into small pieces and added some minced garlic. Next time I would brown the meat with the onion and garlic then add it to the crock pot. A small sized pasta would be nice to add to the soup too. Made and reviewed for Kittencal's Crock Pot and Rice Cooker Tag Game.
This was good! I added zucchini, green beans, garlic, garlic salt, and small pasta shells. Will make this again.
I liked the taste of this soup. It was very filling. I omitted the potatoes. It was so easy to do in the crock pot. There was just not a lot of liquid but that was fine with me. Thanks Dreamer :) Made for PRMR tag game
I made this as written but forgot the cheese. It was very good and thanks to the crock pot easy to make. I'll make it again. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful and hearty soup which we enjoyed. I skipped the cheese but I bet it would be even better with the cheese. As this uses ingredients we always have on hand we will be having this often. Thanks for sharing!
How GREAT to make this type of soup in a crock pot! This was amazing thanks Dreamer and we LOVED the addition of the meatballs too. This is my second time of posting this review, I hope it and the stars stick this time! Made for you Crock Pot game in Europe on a Plate in KK's forum.