Meatball Tortellini Stew

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Great for supper on a chilly day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the beef, spinach (very well drained), bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  3. Heat oil in Dutch oven; add meatballs.
  4. Brown on all sides, rolling them around.
  5. Remove and reserve.
  6. Add the onion to the pot.
  7. Cook, stirring until soft.
  8. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, with their liquid (break up with spoon), beans, oregano and basil.
  9. Cover, simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. Add carrots and celery, simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  11. Add tortellini. and simmer for 5 minutes.
  12. Return meatballs to the stew and simmer for 10 minutes.
  13. Serve steaming hot with Parmesan cheese on top.
Most Helpful

I loved the spinach in the meatballs, fantastic idea, and I shall make them again. However I felt that the stew was a big mish-mash of different flavours that didn't go together that well.

kolibri December 12, 2005

I can't wait to try this!! It sounds yummy!!!

Jules211 April 27, 2005

I loved this recipe! I added 2 cloves of minced garlic to the meatball mixture. I also added 2 extra cups of beef broth to make it more like a soup. I simmered the browned meatballs in the broth with the carrots, celery and onions for 45 minutes to a hour. I cooked the tortellini and added them just befors serving. This is a keeper!

Carol Elizabeth April 12, 2005