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basil beef asian pasta stir-fry

  • Ready in: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: very easy
basil beef asian pasta stir-fry

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups uncooked multi-grain penne pasta
  • 1 pound beef round tip center steaks, cut 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup packed, thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • basil sprigs

DIRECTIONS:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside; keep warm.

Meanwhile, cut beef steaks crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips; set aside.

Combine lemon juice, chili sauce and 1 teaspoon olive oil in small bowl; set aside.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining beef.

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Return beef to skillet. Add basil and chili sauce mixture; cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir in cooked pasta; cook 1 minute or until heated through. Serve sprinkled with almonds and goat cheese. Garnish each serving with basil sprig.

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