Hearty Beef-and-Tortellini Supper

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Save money by purchasing ground beef on sale. Cook beef, and divide it for freezing to have on hand when you need it.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 33 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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