Peppered Beef with Pasta

Peppery pieces of beef pair well with pasta tossed in a tasty tomato sauce. Ready in 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1 2/3
cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta or 2 oz uncooked soba (buckwheat) noodles
1/2
lb beef boneless sirloin, about 1/2 inch thick, cut into 2 pieces
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
3
tablespoons tomato sauce
1
tablespoon red wine vinegar
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon sugar
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
medium bell pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, rub both sides of beef pieces with coarsely ground pepper. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook beef in skillet 8 to 12 minutes, turning once, until almost done.
  • 3 Add remaining ingredients except pasta to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered about 5 minutes or until beef is medium doneness (160ºF). Mix vegetables with pasta; top with beef.

Expert Tips

Add a sprinkle of sliced green onion for a finishing touch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
92g
92%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.