Beef 'n' Asparagus Pasta
recipe found in Light and Tasty Magazine April/May 2006
|Lots of veggies in this dish!|
Cook pasta according to package directions. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup broth until smooth; set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil for 1 minute or until meat is no longer pink. Add the asparagus, onions and garlic; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms, tomato, basil and oregano; stir-fry 2 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Add the wine, olives, salt, pepper and remaining broth. Stir cornstarch mixture and gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; serve with beef mixture.
Karl's reaction: "It's kind of just okay. Seems like it needs something?? Maybe more salt?"
My take: I liked it, but yes, felt like it needed something else. I could taste the oregano and I'm not sure if I needed fresh basil in this dish to liven in up a little more? Super easy to make though and healthy!