Braised Beef and Tortellini in Marsala Cream Sauce

This is my wife s favorite dish at the Olive Garden. After a few adjustments I have come up with the taste of their dish with little clean up after.

  1. 2 lb Beef Strip loin
  2. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  3. 2 clove garlic (minced)
  4. 1 medium onion chopped
  5. 1 tsp thyme
  6. 2 tsp dried basil
  7. 3 tbsp flour
  8. 2 cup Marsala cooking wine
  9. 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  10. 2 cup chicken broth
  11. 2 large tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  12. 2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  13. 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  14. 1/2 cup whipping cream
  15. 5 cup cheese tortellini
  1. In a non stick skillet Heat oil in pan Toss strip loin steaks in Flour and sear on each side
  2. Reduce heat to minimum and add garlic onion thyme and basil Cook until onions are tender
  3. Add Marsala cooking wine chicken broth balsamic vinegar and Italian seasoning Cook on minimum covered for 3 hours
  4. Remove steak from pan and set in fridge to cool This will make slicing easier Increase temperature of pan to medium add whipping cream mushrooms and tomatoes Cook until sauce has reduced to half
  5. Meanwhile after steak has cooled slice into thin strips Once sauce has reduced return steak slices to the sauce and increase heat to medium high At this time cook cheese tortellini as directed on package
  6. Strain tortellini and put back in the pot used to cook it Now add the sauce and beef mixture to the tortellini and mix Serve and enjoy

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