High-protein recipe: beef & asparagus pasta toss : The Marbled Meat Club

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High-protein recipe: beef & asparagus pasta toss

High-protein recipe: beef & asparagus pasta toss

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron and zinc.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound Ground Beef

3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta

1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup minced shallots (about 2 large)

2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

No. Servings:

4 servings

Cooking time:

30 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water 10 minutes or until almost tender. Add asparagus; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and asparagus are tender. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings.
  3. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add shallots and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add beef; toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  4. Combine beef mixture with pasta and asparagus in large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION FOR BEEF & ASPARAGUS PASTA TOSS

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean Ground Beef: 657 calories; 28 g fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 269 mg sodium; 67 g carbohydrate; 34 g protein; 11.3 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.9 mcg vitamin B12; 6.1 mg iron; 6 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron and zinc.
Image/recipe courtesy of the Beef Checkoff and www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com

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