Here is another recipe I like- not as easy as some of the others but good, especially on a cold evening.
1/3 cup mini cheese tortellini (look in bulk food section)
1pkt olive oil
1 packet parmesan cheese
Place mini tortellini and olive oil in one bag.
In another bag mix together:
beef boullion or beef soup base (to make 1 1/4 cups
2TBSP dehydrated carmelized onion (or onion flakes)
2TBSP dehydrated crumbled hamburger
1TBSP dehydrated diced tomatoes
1/2TBSP dehydrated garlic
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
If desired you may also add any of the following:
Gruyère cheese (replaces dry parmesan)
dried croutons (add when ready to serve)
In pot bring 1-1/4 cups water, olive oil, salt to a boil.
add tortellini and allow to cook 2-4 minutes (check preparation time for the tortellini you buy). Tortellini should be slightly al dente.
Add tortellini and the water you boiled it in to the bag of other ingredients. Stir and let sit long enough to reconstitute the other ingredients. Remove bay leaf and sprinkle parmesan cheese when ready to serve.
You can make the recipe more "brothy" by adding more water or less "brothy" by adding less water to suit your taste.