Monday, March 23, 2009

Pesto Beef Pasta


Yet another weekday winner! Pasta is always a necessity here - we eat it for dinner at least a couple of times a week, normally. Good thing it's cheap, fast and versatile!

Pesto is delicious - a traditional Italien "sauce" that can certainly vary in many ways, but usually features basil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan. Among other things. You can easily make your own, but there are also perfectly good jarred pestos out there.

Pesto Beef Pasta
Serves 2

200 g pasta
100 g fresh mushrooms, sliced
200 g beef
100 g pesto sauce
salt, pepper
butter or oil for frying

Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water.

Fry the mushrooms in a bit of oil or butter. Cut the beef into strips and fry in some oil or butter until browned, but still pink in the middle.

Drain the pasta, and mix with pesto, beef and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe in Swedish:
Pasta med pesto och biff


Anonymous said...

This looks like a winner! I will have to try....

Anonymous said...

I didn't like it at all. It was really rich and I prefer it with chicken instead of beef.

Anonymous said...

I added a tin of chopped tomatoes to make it less rich

Corinne said...

Made this with four giant mushrooms, 150g pasta, 100g pesto and 150g of quorn mince.
Surprisingly delicious!
Thanks Anne for an unusual recipe that we enjoyed and will repeat.