This beef pasta salad is packed with flavour and great cooked on the barbecue or grill.  You can use flat iron, sirloin or rump steaks combined with cooked pasta, fresh garden peas, courgettes and tomatoes finished with a chilli and coriander dressing.

Preparation time will be about 20 Mins. Allow a further 20 Minutes for cooking  time. Quantities below will serve 4 people.

Ingredients For Beef Pasta Salad

450g/1lb lean flat iron, sirloin or rump steaks from Morley Butchers
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
1 x 300g pack filled pasta shapes (tomato and ricotta is good)
50g/2oz fresh or frozen peas, blanched in boiling water
1 small courgette, grated
8 plum or cherry tomatoes, quartered

For the Chilli and Coriander Dressing:

1 large handful freshly chopped coriander
Pinch dried chilli flakes
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
30ml/2tbsp extra virgin rapeseed or olive oil
60ml/4tbsp Worcestershire sauce
30ml/2tbsp white wine vinegar

Cooking Method For Beef Pasta Salad

Remove the steak from the fridge at least 1 hour before cooking, transfer to a shallow dish and bring up to room temperature.

Place the steaks on a chopping board, season on both sides and brush with the oil.  Cook on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill according to your preference. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes.  This is very important.

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.  Drain, cool and transfer to a large bowl. Add the peas, courgettes and tomatoes.

Meanwhile, prepare the dressing; place all the ingredients into a screw-topped jar. Shake well and set aside.

Slice the steaks diagonally and toss the strips in the salad with any meat juices from the plate.  Shake the dressing, spoon over the salad and serve.

Steak Cooking Tips:

For sirloin or rump steak following the cooking times: (Based on a 2cm/¾inch thick steak) Rare: 2½ minutes on each side Medium: 4 minutes on each side Well done: 6 minutes on each side

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