Black and Blue Pasta Salad with Steak

Black and Blue Pasta Salad with Steak

Suddenly Salad makes this easy, flavorful blue cheese and black pepper steak salad a winner.

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box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix
cup blue cheese dressing
cup finely chopped red onion
can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
lb boneless top round steak
tablespoon garlic pepper
cup blue cheese crumbles
French-fried onions, as desired
  1. Pour pasta (from Suddenly Salad box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together seasoning (from Suddenly Salad box) and blue cheese dressing. Add cooked pasta, onion and black beans until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. Rub steak on both sides with garlic pepper. Place steak on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook steak about 6 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer inserted in center of steak reads 140°F.
  4. To serve, place pasta salad on large serving platter. Cut steak into thin slices; arrange over pasta salad. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles. Garnish with French-fried onions.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup pasta and 1/4 lb steak each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
A great salad to pack along for a picnic or pre-game party. Serve with your favorite brew.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 700
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 950mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 75g
    • (Dietary Fiber 13g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 43g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 5 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.