Beef Tortellini Soup

Wandering Coyote over at ReTorte had a nice recipe using leftover buffalo or beef in a soup. You can find her post here at her “What to do with a …….” Series.

I happened to have leftover aged beef from a steak dinner and also had many of the vegetable items on hand. Perfect – just grab a package of tortellini at the grocery store and I’m set to try this one.

Slicing the carrots and onions…look…..I had a pac-man carrot! Wocka wocka wocka…

Simmer the carrots and onions; now add beef and tomatoes.

I did not have home canned tomatoes so I used a can (DelMonte) and added some sliced garlic and a bit of green bell pepper.

stir it up .......

and here you have it.

Oops…I added a bit too much wine.

Buitoni cheese tortellini had ricotta, Romano and Parmesan cheeses. These are great on their own but in the soup they had a particularly creamy taste, soaking up that beef broth.

Once it sits in the broth it all gets rich and thick.

It’s hot here in the summer but this family loves soup. This was hearty and filling for our daily lunches and lasted us three days. A nice change from the chicken soups I generally bring but next time, I won’t tip as much wine in it. The last day we had it I brought cooked white rice and ladled the soup mixture in top. By day three there wasn’t as much juice so it was like a small casserole.

If you like tortellini and you you have some of these pantry items I would recommend this soup!


Wandering Coyote said...

Wow! You rock! This looks great, Pierce. I wish I could get my hands on some of that brand of tortellini but I haven't seen it around here.

girlichef said...

You know I love soup, too...this looks super good! You should send it to deb over at Kahakai Kitchens for this week's Souper Sunday!! (click the Souper Sundays link on my sidebar for how to enter...simple, just email her the link basically!!). :D

Donna-FFW said...

Love tortellini is soup. This looks fantastic. Pac Man carrots.. cute!

Pierce said...

Thank you! Girlichef - I think Wandering Coyote ought to enter Souper Sunday because it's her recipe. C'mon WC!!

By the way, I;d mail you this tortellini but it would surely rot in transport.

Thanks Donna! I'll visit your place soon. Our router died :-(

Le laquet said...

Yum, I love soup. And this is such a good idea. Almost worth cooking steak and not eating it just to make the soup ;o)

A World in a PAN said...

Love the "pac man" carrots!

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