I have so much basil that I spent this morning making tons of pesto. So for lunch today I made this little pasta dish for my honey and I. Veggies from the garden and a little help from the can. Although I have tomatoes from the garden, I used the cans to save time. Sometimes you just need to save time…
Orzo with Pesto, Tomatoes and Green Peppers
1 lb orzo noodles
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb sweet sausage
2 green peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cans diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
In a large sauce pot, cook beef and sausage until brown and tender, making sure to break up with a spatula. Add herbs, garlic, peppers, tomatoes and onions and cook on medium for 30 minutes.
Click on Pesto to find out how I make my Pesto….Perfect Pesto. Boil pasta according to the directions on the box. For each plate mix 1/2 cup pasta, 1/2 cup meat mixture and 2 tbs pesto. Mix together and serve with Parmesan cheese.