Beef & Broccoli Rabe Penne with Citrus Glaze

Beef & Broccoli Rabe Penne with Citrus Glaze
Beef & Broccoli Rabe Penne with Citrus Glaze

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tsp minced orange zest

  • 1/2

    cup 100% orange juice

  • 1

    tbsp raw honey

  • 1

    tbsp minced fresh ginger (leave out)

  • 1

    tbsp minced garlic

  • 2

    tsp low-sodium tamari (??)

  • 1

    tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1/2

    tsp sea salt

  • 1

    lb top sirloin steak, trimmed and cut crosswise into thin strips

  • 1

    lb broccoli rabe, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces

  • 1

    lb whole-wheat penne

  • 1

    tbsp safflower, sunflower or grape seed oil

  • 1

    large red bel pepper, cut lengthwise into thin strips

  • 1/4

    cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese

Directions

One: In a mediumbowl, whisk orange zest, orage juice, honey, ginger, garlic, tamari, pepper flakes and salt. Add steak and toss to coat. Set aside at room temperature to marinate, 10 minutes to 1 hour. (make ahead - marinate for up to 6 hours in fridge). Two: Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook for 1 minute until slightly wilted. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to large bowl and set aside. Three: Return broccoli cooking water to a boil and add pasta cooking according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, drain and transfer to large serving bowl. Four Meanwhile, in a large nonstick saute pan, heat oil on high. Remove steak and transfer to pan, reserving marinade. Cook, turning constantly until brown and tender (about 3 minutes); reduce heat to medium high. /add broccoli rabe and pepper and saute, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Add reserved marinade and reserved pasta cooking water and saute until pepper is tender, about 1 minute. Spoon steak mixture over top of pasta and toss to coat. Top with cheese. Per 1 1/2 cup serving: 361 calories; 8 g fat; 51 carbs; 20 g protein.

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