Save money by purchasing ground beef on sale. Cook beef, and divide it for freezing to have on hand when you need it.
1 (13-oz.) package cheese- and spinach-filled tortellini*
1 pound lean ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 (28-oz.) can tomato puree
1/3 cup dry red wine**
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
How to Make It
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
Brown beef and chopped onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink and onions are tender.
Add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, tomato puree, and next 4 ingredients to beef mixture in skillet. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
Add prepared tortellini to skillet, tossing to coat. Sprinkle mixture with remaining 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately.
*1 (19-oz.) package frozen cheese-filled tortellini may be substituted.
**Beef broth may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Barilla Cheese & Spinach Tortellini.
Hearty Turkey-and-Tortellini Supper: Substitute ground turkey for ground beef. Proceed as directed