Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Second Time Around Beef Sauce for Pasta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: about 4 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup each finely chopped onion, bell pepper and mushrooms

1 tablespoon paprika

About 2 cups cooked diced beef

About 1 to 2 cups leftover vegetables, chopped

1 cup chopped canned plum tomatoes or leftover broth

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup chopped dill

Cooked rice or egg noodles


  1. Heat butter in a skillet. Cook the onion, pepper and mushrooms for about 10 minutes or until tender. Add the paprika, tomatoes or liquid and bring to a simmer; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Add beef and vegetables to sauce and gently reheat until ingredients are heated through. Remove from heat, add sour cream if you wish and dill; serve over noodles, boiled potatoes or rice.