Meaty carbonara

After a hard day in the office come home and get your teeth into this hearty meal. Bursting with fresh flavour and quality Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured beef you can be assured there won’t be anything left over!

Preparation

10 minutes

Cooking

20 minutes

Serves

4

Oven Temp

Hob

Ingredients

450g Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured rump or sirloin steak
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1 orange pepper
100g mushrooms
50g sundried tomatoes
5-6 cherry tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
150g fresh egg tagliatelle
500ml passata
2 tsp green pesto
2 tbsp of half fat crème fraiche
5-6 basil leaves

Method
  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add thinly sliced beef and crushed garlic.
  2. Stir well and let this cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Pop in finely sliced onions with the beef and garlic and cook for a further two minutes until the onions have softened.
  4. Then add in the diced pepper, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Cook the pasta in boiling water and drain once ready.
  6. Now add the passata and pesto into the mix and stir well before adding the drained pasta, cherry tomatoes and crème fraiche.
  7. Give this a good stir before tearing the basil leaves into the sauce.
  8. Cook for a further minute and serve with crusty bread and vegetables.

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