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Beef and Tortellini Soup

“This is my mom's recipe. My family loves it and so does everyone else who tries it.” With its great tomato flavor, so will you! Barbara Kemmer - Rohnert Park, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups frozen beef tortellini

Directions

  • Place 2 tablespoons flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a nonstick Dutch oven, brown beef in 2 teaspoons butter; remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, saute the onion, celery and carrot in remaining butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, broth, 1 cup water, thyme, pepper, salt and reserved beef. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add tortellini; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until tender.
  • Combine remaining flour and water until smooth. Stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Editor's Note
Top loin steak may be labeled as strip steak, Kansas City steak, New York strip steak, ambassador steak or boneless club steak in your region.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 265 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 706mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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