Juicy beef with sauté asparagus

Yet another success in my kitchen today! I don’t know if it’s because of the organic food that I’m currently buying from the supermarket or because I have more time and patience when cooking, but since I moved to US, ALL the food that I cook, tastes unbelievable delicious. And I don’t put sugar or any commercial dressing or sauce. Just the normal herbs and  spices.

Today’s lunch menu was “Juicy beef with sauté asparagus”:

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 pound (453g) grass-fed lean minced beef
  • 1 big carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • fresh chilli (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano
  • basil
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • lettuce

Chop the onion, the bell pepper, chilli and the tomatoes in small pieces. Grate the carrot.

In a pan add some butter and cook the onion until gold. Then add the carrot and the bell pepper. Sauté it for few minutes, stirring once in a while. When the carrot is a bit soft add the tomatoes, the chilli, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Stir again for few minutes and then add some water. Cover the pan and leave it for other few minutes. When the vegetables are almost done, add the minced beef and mix it well with the vegetables. Don’t overcook the meat. Once it’s not pink anymore, you can put it aside and cover the pan and leave it for 2-3 more minutes. In this way, you keep the meat juicy.

In a pan, sauté the asparagus in some butter. Sprinkle some salt. Cook the asparagus 4-5 min stirring it. Once it is done, put it aside and sprinkle some garlic powder on top of it.

On a plate, lay the lettuce leaves and put the meat in the lettuce leaves. Put the asparagus aside. You can add some herb butter on top of the asparagus.

Tip: Use butter for frying instead of vegetable oils. It is more stable on high heat and it gives an unbelievable taste on the food.

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