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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Springtime Soup Recipes: How to make Tortellini Beef Soup

Springtime is a wonderful time to enjoy light and hearty soups, and this recipe is especially dear to my heart, as it has been a family favorite for nearly a century. This tortellini recipe includes many ingredients that are good for overall health and nutrition. This tortellini soup can be enjoyed as a stand alone meal, or can be served up as a soup and salad combo.

Springtime Soup Recipes: How to make Tortellini Beef Soup


3 pounds chuck steak or beef short ribs – without the bone
4 cans of Hunt’s stewed tomatoes
2 ½ can of chicken broth
1 ½ cups frozen cheese tortellini
2/4 cup of finely chopped celery
1 ¾ cup of finely diced red Spanish onion
1 ½ tablespoon of Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons Mrs Dash herb seasoning
1 tablespoon fresh garlic
2 teaspoons of olive oil
4 cups spring water


Tortellini Beef Soup Recipe
Serves 8 to 10

1. Thoroughly rinse meat under cool water for a minute or two, pat dry chuck steak, and cut meat into medium chunks. 2. Add meat to a full pot of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove meat from large cooking pot, discard water, and place meat aside till next step. 3. Add stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, meat, and seasoning to cooking pot, in addition to spring water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, simmer and let cook for 30 to 40 minutes before adding frozen cheese tortellini. 4. Add frozen tortellini to cooking pot, return to boil for 1 to 2 minutes, reduce heat and let simmer on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
Photo and Recipe by Alfonso Coley
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