Hearty Beef-and-Tortellini Supper

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
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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. 1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. 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. 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. 4. Add prepared tortellini to skillet, tossing to coat. Sprinkle mixture with remaining 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately.
  5. *1 (19-oz.) package frozen cheese-filled tortellini may be substituted.
  6. **Beef broth may be substituted.
  7. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Barilla Cheese & Spinach Tortellini.
  8. Hearty Turkey-and-Tortellini Supper: Substitute ground turkey for ground beef. Proceed as directed
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