Slow Cooker Creamy Hamburger Tortellini Soup is a creamy soup with ground beef, spinach, carrots and cheesy tortellini.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Hamburger Tortellini Soup
I brought this soup to my son’s school the other day because the PTA was feeding the teachers during the week of parent-teacher conferences. I almost got accosted by two of the teachers who were so excited to eat it. It was hilarious! Luckily I had saved a few portions of the soup for my own family who were equally as excited to eat it. It was seriously delicious!!! You should make it this week.
A few recipe notes:
Tortellini: I buy frozen cheese tortellini in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. At Smith’s, Winco and Walmart the frozen tortellini is kept next to the frozen breads. A random spot, but yeah, it’s there.
Beef Broth: I used 4 cups of water and added in 4 tsp of Better Than Bouillon Beef Base. I buy the big container of Better than Bouillon at Costco because I use it so often.
Half and Half: half and half is found in the dairy aisle. It’s a mix of cream and whole milk. You can also use heavy cream for this recipe. If you’re in a pinch you could even use milk. It won’t be as creamy and luscious but it’ll work.S
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To make Slow Cooker Creamy Hamburger Tortellini Soup I used my Ninja Auto-iQ 6 Quart Slow Cooker.* My favorite feature of this slow cooker is that it has a stovetop function. This is perfect for sauteing or browning before you slow cook. This slow cooker has four manual cooking functions: slow cook, stove top sear/Saute, steam, and bake.Print
A creamy soup with ground beef, spinach, carrots and cheesy tortellini.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 white or yellow onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 3 carrots, sliced into ½ inch slices
- 2 celery ribs, sliced into ¼ inch slices
- 4 cups beef broth
- 10 ounces frozen cheese tortellini (or fresh)
- 2 cups half and half, warmed
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 3 cups coarsely chopped spinach or kale
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a pan on your stove over medium high heat. Add in the beef and onion. Brown the beef for about 5 minutes. If there is excess grease spoon it off or drain it with a colander. Add in the spices (garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper) and stir them into the beef. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker.
- Add in the carrots, celery and broth. Stir a little.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
- Turn slow cooker to high. Remove the lid. Add in your tortellini. Usually if the liquid is boiling it only takes 2 minutes for frozen tortellini to cook (for fresh it will take longer).
- Stir your cornstarch into your warmed half and half until it is smooth and creamy. Stir the mixture into the slow cooker. The cornstarch will help thicken the soup in a couple of minutes.
- Stir in the spinach.
- Taste test and then add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.
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