Slow Cooker Ground Venison Soup

Slow Cooker Ground Venison Soup

Recipe by CookingIsLifestyleCourse: Meat Recipes, Soup Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

5

hours 

50

minutes
Calories

290

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground venison (or beef, chicken or turkey)

  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, peeled & diced (or baby carrots, chopped)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 tbsp minced garlic

  • 28oz diced tomatoes (not drained)

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & diced

  • 2 cups beef broth, unsalted

  • 1 tsp salt, pepper & Italian seasoning

Directions

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Cover and turn on low.
  • Microwave potatoes for 2 minutes on each side. Once cooled, peel and dice – add to slow cooker.
  • Cook ground meat in sauté pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil until meat is browned all over. Add to slow cooker.
  • Dice onion and carrots. In sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté onion and carrots and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until onion becomes translucent. Add in minced garlic. Cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
  • Add in diced tomatoes, with juice from a can, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Add in 2 cups of beef broth. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve & top with fresh parmesan!

Notes

  • *Every 2 hours (every 1 hour if cooking on high), stir the soup well.
  • *If you want it to be thicker, add in 1tbsp of tomato paste at halfway.
  • *If you prefer more broth, add an additional 1 cup of beef broth at halfway.