In a small amount of olive oil, sauté 1 large chopped onion , about 1 cup chopped celery, and 1 cup sliced carrots until onions begin to brown.
In crock pot put 2 cans beef broth (I use low sodium), 1 can diced tomatoes (also low sodium), 1 can pinto beans (drained), 2 cups shredded cabbage, and some frozen green beans. Add 1Ž2 tsp. basil, 1Ž4 tsp. oregano or Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. minced garlic, pepper and salt if desired. Add the sauted veggies.
Cook on high for about an hour and low until time to serve. Makes 8 servings.