Beef tortelloni easy recipe

Quick and Easy Beef Tortelloni

I am taking part in the #MeatMatters challenge, where we were asked to create a family meal using lamb or beef which can be cooked in under 30 minutes.

I chose to create a beef meal as beef is rich in protein and is also a source of iron which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. It is also really tasty and a firm favourite with both my husband and my 11-year-old!

Being a busy mum who works part-time, blogs and homeschools, I need quick and easy meals which the whole family will enjoy. 

So here is my recipe for quick and easy beef tortelloni

Beef Tortelloni
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  • 500g beef mince
  • A packet of fresh cheese and ham tortelloni
  • chopped peppers
  • diced onion
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 pack of cherry tomatoes


  1. Dry fry the mince beef in a large pan.
  2. Drain any excess fat and then add the onion and peppers and cook until softened but not coloured.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to pack instructions.
  5. Half the cherry tomatoes and grill.
  6. Mix the pasta into the beef mixture and serve.
  7. Scatter the grilled tomatoes to finish.

Extra tips and ideas!

  • Using frozen peppers and onions reduces prep time and reduces waste as you do not need to throw any away.
  • ‘Dry fry’ is when you brown the mince at a high temperature without adding any oil as the mince quickly releases its own fat. 
  • Tortelloni can be purchased in any supermarket and comes in a variety of different fillings.
  • If you add kidney beans and chilli powder to the beef mixture instead of the tortelloni, then you will have a great chilli. You could double the amount and then you have two different meals, giving you a night off cooking!

This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipe ideas and inspiration here: 

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  1. says:
    Sounds so tasty and you have made me hungry! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part
    1. dj_star80 says:
      Thanks Kate

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