Tortellini Chili
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Serves: 5
No need to choose a hearty chili or a comforting pasta...have BOTH! :) This works oh so well!
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1½ Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lb 96% lean ground beef
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 9 oz fresh spinach and cheese tortellini
  • ¼ tsp cayenne, more or less to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, paprika, and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the beef and cook until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon, about 6-8 minutes. If needed, drain any excess grease.
  3. To the pot, add the broth, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and oregano, bringing to a simmer. Once simmering, add the tortellini and cool until tender and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately with toppings of choice.
Recipe from Closet Cooking
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅕ recipe (about 1⅔ cups) Calories: 455 Fat: 12.0 Carbohydrates: 53.2 Sugar: 8.0 Sodium: 646 Fiber: 11.0 Protein: 34.8 Cholesterol: 80
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