Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I came across a simliar recipe in a low fat cookbook, but changed it so much after making it several times, it's my own creation. Taste's a lot like Olive Gardens (which I love), only a little lighter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  2. When hot, use Pam to coat the pan.
  3. Saute onion for about 1 min, add garlic saute 1 minute Add sirloin, cumin, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until cooked.
  5. In Crock Pot add everything together (EXCEPT PASTA) including meat mixture.
  6. Cook for 8-10 hours on a low setting.
  7. Add pasta just before you serve.
Most Helpful

Just an ok soup. Husband felt it was bland. The only thing I did differently was add pasta (uncooked) the last half hour.

SoCalGal October 18, 2011

I found this recipe a few years ago on this website, and have been making it every fall/winter since. It's yummy (better than Olive Garden's). It's easy to put together, and overall healthy. My nieces & nephew love it too. My sister-in-law makes it regularly. Great with some tortilla chips!!

TerriAnne3 September 26, 2009

We had this for dinner tonight. I used a whole can of kindney and Great Northern beans and less water because my crockpot was getting full. It turned out good. I liked that the fresh carrots and beans didn't get mushy and the spice was just right. I served it with corn muffins. Will make again.

pmarkle December 28, 2008