This is one of Rick’s favorite Italian meals!
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian Sausage
1 container refrigerated marinara – 15 oz (I use Buitoni)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can diced tomatoes with italian seasoning – undrained
1 package refrigerated cheese tortellini – 9 oz (I use Buitoni)
1 cup shredd mozzarella or other italian cheese blend
Break beef and sausage into large pieces and brown in a skillet until it is no longer pink. Drain. Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Mix beef mixture, marinara sauce, mushrooms and tomatoes in the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours (I cook mine on high for 3-4 hours). Stir in tortellini; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes longer or until tortellini is heated through and tender. Serves 4-6. This is yummy with a side salad (aka – lettuce in a bag with some dressing) and some garlic bread. Enjoy!
You may also want to go ahead and brown an entire pound of both beef and sausage (since it usually comes in at least 1 pound packages) and freeze half of it for the next time you want to make this recipe.