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Tortellini with Chunky Beef Sauce

Tortellini with Chunky Beef Sauce makes for an easy dinner filled with comfort! A rich and rustic sauce filled with fall apart chunks of beef coats soft pillows of tortellini. There's nothing like a bowl of warm pasta!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tortellini
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 606kcal
Author: Karina


  • 22 ounce (625 g) packet fresh tortellini any flavour
  • 1 pound (500 g) beef fillet (scotch or eye fillet), cut into palm-sized pieces
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 4 garlic cloves, minced)
  • 1 large red bell pepper (capsicum) seeded, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled, washed and chopped
  • 1 pound (500 g) lean ground beef mince
  • 15 ounce (420 g) tomato sauce (Passata or crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable stock powder
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese to serve


  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until just tender. Drain and return to pot.
  • While pasta is boiling: fry the beef fillet in batches until browned and cooked to your liking over medium-high heat. Remove from pan and keep warm. 
  • In the same pan, fry the onion, peppers (capsicum) and carrot on medium heat until onion is softened. Sauté the garlic until fragrant (30 seconds).
  • Brown the ground beef while breaking it up with the end of a wooden spoon. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and vegetable stock powder. Bring to a simmer until sauce begins to thicken and veggies are softened. 
  • Add the cooked beef fillets into the sauce. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for a further 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your tastes. Top with half of the parsley. 
  • Take off the heat and pour the meat mixture into the same pan as the tortellini. Mix until combined.
    Sprinkle with cheese and remaining parsley to serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2645IU | Vitamin C: 35.8mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 5.4mg