Quick Weeknight Beefy Tortellini Supper

Quick Weeknight Beefy Tortellini Supper Recipe, Quick Weeknight Beefy Tortellini Supper

I could make dinners this like one every night of the week (because they’re so quick and easy!), and my family would love to eat it every night too (because they’re so delicious!).

Pull out your slow cooker, brown up some ground beef, add a few ingredients in, let it simmer all day and then when you’re ready to eat, heat up some refrigerated tortellini (we love these cheese filled spinach ones!), toss together and dinner is done.

I feel like I’m in the trenches right now…school work, speech, dance, volleyball, tumbling, baseball…#allthebusythingsafterschool, so suppers like this one make our lives super simple (and tasty too!).


This recipe serves 4 to 6.

Shopping List
1 pound of ground beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1½ cups chicken or beef stock
1 (20 oz) package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
grated Parmesan cheese to garnish
chopped basil to garnish

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once browned and crumbly, add in a big pinch of salt and pepper before transferring the beef to your slow cooker.  Next, stir in your chopped onion, chopped garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken stock.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high about 3 hours.

Right before you’re ready to serve, cook up your tortellini.  Add it to a pan of boiling water and cook to al dente (about 4 minutes).  Drain off your water and then add the cooked tortellini to your slow cooker.  Toss everything together.

Ladle supper into bowls and garnish with grated Parm and chopped basil.

Easy, easy, easy on your busy weeknights! xo

Quick Weeknight Beefy Tortellini Supper Recipe, Quick Weeknight Beefy Tortellini Supper
  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 16, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Your recipes always make me so hungry, Shay! Love how hearty this tortellini looks. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci January 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

    And now I’m craving tortellini at 5:45 am! This looks absolutely delicious!

  • MelanieL January 16, 2019 at 7:22 am

    This looks delicious and I love any recipe that has tortellini!

  • Kathy January 16, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Looks delicious. I make a tortellini dish that’s pretty good. Let me know if you’d like me to share. And you can whip this up quickly.

  • Laci January 17, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Have to try this!

  • Bethany Skobel January 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Shay! Is the tomato taste really strong in this? It sounds like something I would love, but my husband isn’t wild about tomato :/

    • Mix and Match Mama January 19, 2019 at 5:50 am

      Does he like spaghetti with marinara? It’s the same!

  • Jaime January 20, 2019 at 10:57 am

    If I have ground Pork do you think it would taste goood if I used that? Iwas just wondering if you ever use ground pork. I never really see any of your recipes that include ground pork? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama January 21, 2019 at 5:41 am

      I use ground pork sausage! You can totally use ground pork in this one.

  • Marcela January 21, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    What do you normally serve with this?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      A salad or a roasted vegetable!

  • Stephanie Anderson January 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Made this today and it’s a huge hit for my family! I was to lazy to chop the garlic (6 week old baby) so I added in 4oz of cream cheese at the end for some added flavor and wow it was perfection! Hubby and 3 year old approved.

  • Mallory January 23, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Is there a way to make this without using a crockpot? Would this same recipe still work on the stove? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 23, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      Totally! this one is super adaptable!