Beef Tortellini Soup may become one of your family's favorite dinners! This soup is made in the slow cooker and is ultra easy to make! Fix it and forget it dinner recipes are my favorite kind. I love coming home to the smell of dinner already DONE!
Slow Cooker Beef Tortellini Soup
I started making this soup many years ago when I needed to bring a soup to a big family get together. There were already people bringing chili, potato soup and chicken and noodles. I wanted to bring something a little different, but also hearty and satisfying!
I found a recipe from Betty Crocker and was able to adapt it to what I wanted and it turned out fantastic! Beef Tortellini Soup has been on the menu regularly ever since. Beef Tortellini Soup is one that everyone in my immediate family likes…except my dad, who doesn't care for Tortellini!
One Pot Wonder
I like that this is a one pot meal. You have your meat, vegetables and pasta all in one big pot and you are done! You can add some crackers or french bread and a salad to the side if you want to jazz it up a little!
One ingredient that I add to make this soup extra flavorful is a beef base. Now I can tell you honestly that I am in no way a fancy cook. I had never even heard of beef base prior to a coworker telling me about it! She would make these fantastic dinners for our school staff and she made some soups that were amazing! Her secret weapon was the beef base! It adds a ton of flavor!!! Here is a picture of the one I have on hand right now. It lasts a long time too!
The best thing about this recipe is that you don't have to stir the soup or anything. Just layer the ingredients in your slow cooker just like the directions will tell you to do and FORGET IT! There seems to be some benefits to layering the ingredients in the order listed…it always turns out better!
What is your favorite slow cooker soup? Have you tried a Beef Tortellini Soup before? Would love to connect!!
- 1 pound beef stew meat
- 1 medium onion chopped or 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 16 oz bag baby carrots
- 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic or 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 can Ro-tel with liquid or 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
- 2 teaspoon beef base
- 1 32 oz carton beef broth
- 1 can cut green beans with liquid
- 1 package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini usually 16-20 oz or so
In a 4 quart or larger slow cooker (crock pot) layer the following ingredients in this order: stew meat (does not need to be cooked), onions or onion powder, carrots, garlic, sugar, tomatoes or Ro-tel, beef base and beef broth.
Do not stir or anything. Just cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
About 30 minutes prior to serving, add the green beans, undrained, and the tortellini. If you use frozen tortellini then increase heat to high for the last 30 minutes.
I like to use the fresh Buitoni Tortellini in the deli section at most stores. You can also use the frozen tortellini if you prefer. You can use any flavor tortellini you prefer!
You do NOT need to precook the stew meat. It will be falling apart tender and cooked by the end of the day!
If you prefer more liquid in your soup, you can add a cup or two of water and extra 1-2 teaspoon of beef base to add more liquid to your soup.
Adapted from Betty Crocker