Meatball Tortellini Stew

Total Time
20 mins
35 mins

Great for supper on a chilly day.

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  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.