When I made the spinach and artichoke dip tortellini soup the other day I realized that it had been a while since I had last used tortellini and that reminded me that I had several recipes bookmarked to try including this chili tortellini from Picky Palate. Adding cheese stuffed pasta to an already tasty dish like chili is a fabulous idea and I could not resist making it! In addition to being super tasty, this chili tortellini is easy to make, it only takes about 30 minutes and it's made in one pot! You pretty much just need to cook the onions, brown the meat, throw everything in the pot and simmer until the tortellini is ready! This chili is perfect for a quick work night meal and a great way to enjoy some tortellini!
Feel free to serve the chili tortellini topped with your favourite toppings like sour cream or greek yogurt and cheese.
Pure comfort food in a bowl!
A quick and easy, 30 minute, one pot chili with cheese tortellini that is just perfect comfort food!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1+ tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 6 cups beef broth or chicken broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 8 ounces fresh cheese tortellini
- salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, chili powder, paprika and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add the beef and brown, about 6-8 minutes, before draining any grease.
- Add the broth, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and tortellini and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes.
Slow Cooker: Implement steps 1-3, place everything but the tortellini in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 2-4 hours before adding the tortellini and cooking on high until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Option: Start by cooking 4 strips of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces, and use the bacon grease to saute the onions instead of the oil.
Option: Replace some of the broth with beer or coffee.
Option: This chili benefits from simmering for longer so if you have the time, hold off on placing adding the tortellini and simmer for up to 2-3 hours before adding the tortellini and cooking until tender, about 10 minutes.