Friday, December 2, 2016

Steak and Bacon Pasta Salad

This is a family favorite.  It's very quick to put together and super delicious!  I mean, how can you go wrong with bacon, steak and pasta?  😉 Enjoy!
Ingredients:
For salad:
-1 lb small pasta (garden rotini, shells, etc)
-6 slices bacon, cut into chunks
-1 lb steak, cut into small strips
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1 (7.5 oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
-1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
For dressing:
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1/2 cup sour cream
-2 Tbs lemon juice
-1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain into colander and rinse with cold water.  Drain completely and add to large salad bowl.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon chunks until golden brown.  Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from skillet onto plate lined with paper towels.
Return skillet with bacon drippings to stove.  Add the steak strips and season with the salt and pepper.  Cook until done to your likeness.
Add bacon and steak to the salad bowl, along with the chopped artichoke and bell pepper.  Mix well.
In a large bowl, combine the dressing ingredients.  Pour over pasta mixture.  Give it a good stir, scoop into bowls and enjoy!

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