I had some leftover cream the other day, plus a little beef . . . and this creamy pasta sauce was born. You could easily serve it over rice, as well, or even on its own! My husband, a consummate meat eater, was thoroughly impressed.
This is also a VERY simple sauce to make. The cream does all the hard work for you! And, if you want to make it stretch farther, just chop the meat smaller and substitute a little milk with some flour (about 1 Tblsp per half cup) blended in for half the cream. No one will notice once it’s cooked and you can do the dish for a lot cheaper.
Creamy Basil Beef Sauce
1 lb. lean beef, cut into 1″ squares (smaller if you want it to go further!)
1 c. cream
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 Tblsp. fresh basil, minced
salt and pepper
Saute the beef in a large frying pan until thoroughly browned. Add the garlic and cook one minute.
Reduce the heat to low, add the cream, basil and garlic salt and cook until the cream begins to bubble at the edges. Stir carefully, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over pasta, rice or just about anything else!Print or share this recipe using the icons above!