It’s finally time for a Pasta dish! Primarily of Italian origin and made out of a few ingredients (flour and eggs) , pastas nowadays are paired with almost anything. It is a delicious form of carbohydrates, which when made right, is absolutely delicious. Growing up, my parents used to cook a lot of spaghetti and used minced meat and veggies as accompaniments to it. While the flavors were relatively simple, I have come across amazing flavors and sauces after coming to the US. Basil pesto goes amazingly well with pasta, especially the fettuccine that is used in this recipe. I have used Angus beef burger chunks as my protein and some spinach and sun dried tomatoes for the iron and my guilty conscience. Perfect for lunch or dinner and oh so simple to make!
Basil pesto fettuccine pasta with beef burger chunks, spinach and sun dried tomatoes
Fresh Spinach-A handful
Minced garlic – 1tsp
Crumbled Pepper jack cheese-1/4 cup
Sun dried tomatoes- A handful
1)Boil some water with some salt. Then add the fettuccine pasta to the saucepan with the boiling water for about 10 minutes or until done.
2)On a pan, add the beef burger and cut it into chunks. Add the sun dried tomatoes and minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes on high medium and then add the basil pesto. Sauté well. Add the fresh spinach as well.
3)Once the pasta is boiled, drain most of the the water out and add the pasta to the pan with the beef, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Add a bit of the pasta water as well.
4)Serve it on a plate and then top it off with some pepper jack cheese. Enjoy! 🙂