1poundtortellini (I used the smaller type with meat)(500 grams)
In a large pot add the beef, bone with marrow, the carrot, onion, celery, spices and water. Bring to a boil on medium high heat, then lower the heat and simmer for about three hours half covered, stirring occasionally, remove any foam that appears on the top of the broth.
Pour the broth through a sieve, then place the liquid back in the pot (taste for salt), bring to a boil and add the tortellini, cook until cooked through. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
WHAT TO MAKE WITH THE MEAT & VEGETABLES
My mother-in-law would place the meat and vegetable in a bowl and it was delicious that way, but I like to roast them for a bit in the oven on high heat. I sprinkle some oregano, a drizzle of olive oil and a little extra salt if necessary.
This can easily become a vegetarian dish by removing the meat and substituting with a cheese tortellini rather than a meat type. You can also substitute the beef with chicken if you prefer.When I made this I made half the pasta and half the broth, the remaining broth I froze.