Meatball Tortellini Stew

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by pamsbm

Great for supper on a chilly day.

Top Review by kolibri

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.

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.

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