I have learned that if I want my kids to try new things, those new things must be in the form of a pasta and have some sort of red meat sauce on them…makes it easy, no?
I found this recipe on the back of a bag of frozen tortellini:
1 pkg frozen Rosetto tortellini (any filling–I used cheese)
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth or red wine (I used the chicken broth)
1/4 tsp. Basil
1/4 tsp. Oregano or thyme (I actually did 1/8 tsp of each)
Prepare pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile–for sauce, place oil in pan, heat. Add beef and brown. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until soft. Mix in remaining ingredients. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. (It didn’t need either, in my opinion)
Serve over prepared pasta.
I added a sprinkle of italian seasonings to the top and served with crusty sourdough rolls (also from the freezer section)