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Beef, Pasta & Artichoke Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 30 min.
This hearty salad combines beef, pasta, artichoke hearts, bell pepper, and olives for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups uncooked tri-colored corkscrew pasta, cooked
  • 1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup small pitted ripe olives (optional)
  • 2 Tbs thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

  • Place beef steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 16 to 21 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Remove; let stand 10 minutes. Cut steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices.
  • Combine beef, pasta, artichoke hearts, bell pepper, olives and basil in large bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 297
  Calories from Fat 86 (29%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(19%)Cholesterol 56mg
(12%)Sodium 288mg
(16%)Potassium 546mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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