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Tortellini Chili Recipe


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


1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.

2. Add the garlic, chili powder, paprika and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.

3. Add the beef and brown, about 6-8 minutes, before draining any grease.

4. 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.

Source: Closet Cooking
Tortellini Chili Recipe Tortellini Chili Recipe Reviewed by Niña on 10:07 AM Rating: 5

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