Summer #12…Cheesy Pesto Wicked Beef 

Another great simple fast recipe…I thought I had tomatoes in my pantry but I did not so just made it without…it was still really really good…we worked outside all day so it was perfect after that…ENJOY!

 Cheesy Pesto Wicked Beef1 (12 ounce) package extra-wide egg noodles

1½ pounds leaf ground beef

5 tablespoons Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix **

1½ tablespoons Onion Onion™ Seasoning **

1 (15 ounce) jar 3-cheese Alfredo sauce

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained

1 cup finely shredded Italian-blend cheese

1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, optional

directions

Prepare pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain, rinse and set aside.

Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef and 1 tablespoon Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix; salt and pepper as desired. Cook and crumble until no longer pink, abut 5-7 minutes. Drain off liquid.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in Onion Onion™ Seasoning, Alfredo sauce, undrained tomatoes and remaining cup Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix; simmer 4-5 minutes.

Add pasta and cheese; cook until heated through. Salt and pepper as desired. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.

Makes 6 servings. Serve with a tossed salad and breadsticks.

Make ahead & freeze: Prepare step 1; combine with 2 teaspoons oil and cheese in a gallon freezer bag. Combine step 2 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Combine step 3 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s