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Pasta with beef strips and cherry tomatoes

  • Meal Type

    Pasta
  • Total time

    25 minutes
  • Servings

    4
  • 300g small pasta shapes
  • olive oil
  • 600g beef stir-fry strips
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves

1. Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water for 8 to 10 minutes until just tender to the bite. Drain well and set aside.

2. At the same time, heat oil in a large frying pan and cook beef strips in two batches for 3 to 5 minutes, tossing regularly until meat is browned all over.

3. Return beef to the pan, add cherry tomatoes, olives and garlic, then toss well for 2 minutes.

4. Add drained pasta and season with salt and pepper. Toss well for 2 minutes to combine and heat through. Drizzle with extra olive oil and serve scattered with basil.

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