Balsamic Beef Steak Pasta
1 beef Top Sirloin Steak, 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)
1-1/4 cups balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
1/2 cup minced shallot
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 fresh red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
5 cups cooked penne pasta (about 8 ounces uncooked)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh basil (optional)
Bring vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until reduced to 3/4 cup. Stir in sugar; set aside.
Season beef Top Sirloin Steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 9 to 12 minutes for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning once. Carve steak into thin slices; keep warm.
Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in asparagus and bell pepper; cook 8 minutes until vegetables are al dente.
Add cooked pasta, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt to vegetables; cook 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables and pasta are heated through; toss in parmesan cheese. Serve sliced steak over pasta mixture; drizzle with balsamic glaze. Garnish with basil, as desired.
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