Taco Tortellini Soup

During fall and winter, we eat some version of taco or tortilla soup at least once a week.  It’s easy, it’s flavorful, and it’s always a hit with my family.  On this night, I made a taco soup in the slow cooker and then right before we ate, I added in refrigerated cheese tortellini.  Simple goodness in a bowl.
And don’t forget, this is a  One Pound Meal…that means, even though I used ground beef, you can easily substitute ground chicken or ground turkey instead.
Enjoy your supper!
This recipe serves four.
Shopping List
1 pound of ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (1 oz) package of taco seasoning
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel tomatoes
2 cups of chicken stock
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups of frozen corn
2 (9 oz) packages of refrigerated cheese tortellini (I used Buitoni)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese to garnish
a little salt and pepper
a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a little drizzle of EVOO.  Once it’s brown and crumbly, add in a pinch of salt and pepper and then transfer the ground beef to your slow cooker.  
Next, add in your chopped onion, taco seasoning, Rotel, stock, beans and tomato sauce.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.  About 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve, remove the lid and add in your refrigerated tortellini and frozen corn.  Cover and cook on high for the next 30 minutes.  
After that, ladle into bowls, garnish with a little cheddar and serve.
Soup made simple for busy weeknights!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} September 23, 2015 at 10:31 am

    My stomach is growling. I need this. Now.

  • Meagan Ruse September 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Boom. Dinner. Done. How in the world do I have ever single ingredient?!

  • Three Gals and a Guy September 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    WOW! That looks so super easy and yummy too! Win-Win!

  • Katie at Better Off Benedict September 23, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Well maybe I will just make it tonight. So easy!

  • Haley Southey September 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    this looks SO easy and so delicious. perfect for fall!!!

  • Allison February 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I made this last night for my family and had my parents over too and it was an absolute hit! Everyone loved it!!

  • Elyse August 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    So good!! Made it today and it was a huge hit!

  • Friday Favorites | December 2, 2016 at 8:01 am

    […] the broth to evaporate out, but hey we were busy, and it still tasted great! Find the recipe here. Also, we used ground chicken instead of ground […]

  • Emily Sarmiento December 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Have you ever tried adding more broth? I made it tonight and we loved it BUT most of the broth was gone. I’m just wondering if you ever tried a 1/2 cup to 1 cup more. 🙂