April 12, 2007
Slow Cooker Thursday -- Tortellini Soup
Tortellini Soup

4 cans or 7 cups beef broth

1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup shredded carrots

2 cans or 1 bag frozen cut green beans

1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1/2 cup chopped red onions

1 t. minced garlic

1 T. Italian seasoning

1 t. salt (or to taste)

1 lb. bag frozen cheese tortellini

Brown and drain ground meat. Place all ingredients except tortellini in crock pot. Cook on low 4-5 hours. During last 30 minutes, switch to high and place frozen tortellini in crockpot. It smells wonderful!

Serve with hot crusty french bread or garlic bread. Yum!

This recipe is beyond easy, and it was a little kick to it because of the Rotel tomatoes. If you have young children, you may want to use the mild Rotel. One thing we have done is cook the pasta separately, put a large spoonful into the bowl and then add the broth/soup. Then if there is left over broth (there is never left over tortellini!) then we cook elbow macaroni and put that in bowls and add leftover soup. I have this made today, but don't have any tortellini in the freezer, so yes, I will serve it with elbow macaroni. I have 2 boxes of that in my pantry. I have also made the broth from beef bouilion cubes and it tastes just as good -- I could not tell a difference, plus that is another savings in making this soup.

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Edited: I wonder if spinach would be good instead of green beans? A thought!

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Blogger Sandra said...

This sounds soooo good, my kind of soup.

Thank you for sharing :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a smart idea to use macaroni ( or another pasta ) in place of the tortellini. I know it seems simple but sometimes simple eludes me!

Thanks for sharing!


Blogger Rona's Home Page said...

This recipe would work well with Turkey Meatballs in substitute of the ground turkey and beef.
I'll have to add this one to my recipe box.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds totally different and amazing! I am so going to be making this.

Thanks for posting!


Blogger Posh Mama said...

Tortellini Soup sounds so good! I think everyone in our family would eat it!

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That soup sounds so yummy! might have to try that one for sure!

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