Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Grated parmesan would have been better, but I used what I had: sliced parmesan.
Mince: 

2 cloves garlic

Chop:

¼-½ C shiitake or other mushrooms

In a frying pan, heat:

1 T olive oil

When warm, add:

garlic
mushrooms
200-300 grams thinly slice beef, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 bay leaf

As you stir fry that, sprinkle on:

½ t oregano
salt and pepper

When the meat is mostly cooked, add:

about 1¾ C crushed tomatoes

Stir-fry for a minute over a low fire until mixed in. 

While the sauce simmers, cook noodles al dente (until they are ever-so-slightly still a bit hard in the middle). Drain and briefly rinse.

Put noodles in the pan and mix into sauce, along with:

½-1 C fresh spinach leaves
½-1 C fresh basil leaves

Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Stir until well mixed. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.