1 lb ground beef (or vegetarian crumble) (do not have to precook) 3 cups of beef broth (or vegetable broth to make vegetarian) 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced 1 TB dried parsley 1 TB dried basil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1, 28 oz can of diced tomatoes 1, 6oz can of tomato paste 1 cup V8 (or any vegetable drink) 2 cups uncooked shell pasta 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of water Optional topping- shredded cheese
1. First mix together the can of tomatoes, and tomato paste in crockpot.
2. Next add broth, beef, garlic, parsley, basil, onion, V8 and salt/pepper.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
. When 30 minutes are left of cook time, add in the 1 cup of water and noodles. Stir to combine. Put lid back on and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
NOTE: If you like your soup to have more liquid, feel free to add some extra broth and or water when you add the noodles.