Beef, Bean and Chorizo Pasta Beef, Bean and Chorizo Pasta

Beef, Bean and Chorizo Pasta

A satisfying thin cut beef pasta dish that's great for a midweek meal.  Cubes of chorizo combined with onion, garlic, peas, cherry tomatoes, canned chick peas and fresh herbs make it truly delicious.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
15 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz thin cut beef steaks, cut into strips
  • 300g/10½oz pasta shapes
  • 100g/3½oz diced chorizo or pancetta cubes
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed or 5ml/1tsp garlic purée
  • 250g/9oz cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas or cannellini beans, drained
  • 100g/3½oz frozen peas
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a non-stick frying pan and cook the chorizo or pancetta, onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the beef and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas or beans, peas and pasta and continue to cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  4. Season, garnish with the parsley and serve immediately with a side salad and garlic bread.