balsamic beef steak pasta
Conceived by rancher and blogger, Cassidy Johnston, this down-home pasta dish is full of flavor and chock-full of spring vegetables.
- 1 beef Top Sirloin Steak, 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)
- 1 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup minced shallots
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 fresh red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 5 cups cooked penne pasta (about 8 ounces uncooked)
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Chopped fresh basil leaves (optional)
- Bring vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until reduced to 3/4 cup. Stir in sugar; set aside.
- Season beef Top Sirloin Steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 9 to 12 minutes for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning once. Carve steak into thin slices; keep warm.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in asparagus and bell pepper; cook 8 minutes until vegetables are al dente.
Add cooked pasta, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt to vegetables; cook 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables and pasta are heated through; toss in parmesan cheese. Serve sliced steak over pasta mixture; drizzle with balsamic glaze. Garnish with basil, as desired.
Nutrition information per serving: 537 Calories; 12.3g Total Fat; 3.7g Saturated Fat; 5.9g Monounsaturated Fat; 73mg Cholesterol; 919mg Sodium; 63g Total carbohydrate; 39g Protein; 6.7mg Iron; 11.1mg Niacin; 0.9mg Vitamin B6; 120.2mg Choline; 1.5mcg Vitamin B12; 6.5mg Zinc; 70mcg Selenium; 5.4g Fiber.