Food Thursday: Steak & Tortellini

I was wandering around the grocery store this week with a cart full of fresh vegetables. I was looking for some dinner inspiration surrounding that fine produce when I spied some sirloin steak marked down for sale that day. And that’s when I came up with this plan:

Steak & Tortellini

1 family size bag of tortellini pasta
1.5 lbs of sirloin steak
1 red bell pepper
1 8oz package of mushrooms
1 red onion
1 head of broccoli
1 14oz can of tomato sauce
Parmesan cheese

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions.

2. Grill your sirloin to medium doneness. Let it rest and then cut into bite size pieces.

3. Chop all vegetables into bite-size pieces and, in a large skillet with a lid, saute them in olive oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until they just start to get soft. Add your steak and tomato sauce to the pan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Drain your pasta and put it in a large bowl. Cover with your sauce/steak/veggie mixture and toss to coat. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

This is a great way to make use of a variety of vegetables – I think the onion is a must have but the rest are up to you… green beans, squash, asparagus, spinach… just about anything would work!

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