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Beef and pasta

  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins


1 Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured sirloin steak

2 garlic cloves

1 onion

700g cherry tomatoes

60g fresh basil

1 x 15ml spoon (1 tbsp) olive oil

480g dried pasta

1 x 5ml spoon (1 tsp) ground black pepper

120g crumbled goats cheese 


Chopping boards, garlic crusher, knives, measuring spoons, 2 large saucepans, wooden spoon, weighing scales, colander, tin foil, frying pan or skillet.


  1. Peel and crush the garlic. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Thinly slice the basil.
  4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes until they start to soften. Add the basil and stir.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside.
  7. Bring water to the boil in a large saucepan, add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes. Drain the pasta.
  8. Add the tomatoes to the pasta and stir.  Cover with tin foil to keep warm and set aside.
  9. Season the steak with black pepper.
  10. Heat a frying pan or skillet and cook the steak for 4 minutes on each side.
  11. Remove the steak from the pan and cut into thin slices.
  12. Serve the pasta with the steak slices and top with the crumbled goats cheese.

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