Beef Tortellini Soup in the Slow Cooker

A hearty one pot meal that is easy to make and delicious to eat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 6
Author Jamie


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Do not stir or anything. Just cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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