Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fast Wednesday Meal

Tortellini, Steak, and Caesar
"A well-balanced meal in a bowl! Goes well with a nice slice of Italian or French bread. If you want to make it in advance or have leftovers, don't add the dressing and croutons beforehand. Mix croutons right before serving. INGREDIENTS 1 (9 ounce) package cheese tortellini 1 pound flank steak garlic powder to taste salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 heads romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 2 (2.25 ounce) cans small pitted black olives, drained 1 cup Caesar-style croutons 2 small fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 (8 ounce) bottle Caesar salad dressing Directions Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 7 to 9 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Preheat the oven broiler. Season steak with garlic powder, salt, and pepper; rub with olive oil. Place steak in a baking dish, and broil 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. Slice diagonally into thin strips. In a bowl, toss the cooked tortellini, lettuce, olives, croutons, tomatoes, and dressing. Top with steak strips to serve.
This is a wonderful quick meal for a person on the go, complete nutrition too.

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