2.22.2011

Man Pleasin' Tortellini Soup

This is a recipe that I always get compliments on especially from the men who eat it.  It is a thick and hearty soup that fills you up.  A very good choice for a cold winter day.

Man Pleasin' Tortellini Soup

Fry the hamburger or Italian sausage until brown.

hamburger for man pleasin' tortellini soup

Be sure to break up the larger chunks of meat. 

cooking hamburger for man pleasin' tortellini soup recipe

Meatballs can be substituted if desired.

cooking hamburger & onion for man pleasin' tortellini soup recipe

Add chopped onion, green pepper, and shredded cabbage.  Cook until meat is browned and vegetables are cooked.

cabbage for man pleasin' tortellini soup recipe

Drain well.  Add seasonings, broth, water, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, dry soup mix, tortellini, and Parmesan cheese.

man pleasin' tortellini soup recipe

Cook and simmer until the tortellini burst open.  Serve while hot.



Man Pleasin' Tortellini Soup

1/2 to 1 lb Italian Sausage, hamburger, or meatballs
1/2 lb shredded cabbage.  Tip:  (pkg of coleslaw mix can be used to save time)
1 Sm green pepper
1 Sm onion

2 Cans Beef Broth
4 C Water (or more as desired)
9 oz dried tortellini (frozen may be substituted.)
1 lg can chopped tomatoes
1 lg can or jar  Spaghetti Sauce
2 pkg dried onion soup mix
1/8 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 t basil
1 t garlic
salt & pepper

Brown meat, add onion, pepper, and cabbage as meat is browning.  Cook until meat is completely browned and vegetables are cooked.  Drain well.  Add rest of ingredients.  Cook until tortellini burst open.  Serve while hot.  Enjoy!


Until Next Time
Debbie

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