Step 1Cook pasta in salted boiling water 10 minutes or until almost tender. Add asparagus; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and asparagus are tender. Drain well.
Step 2Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings.
Step 3Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add shallots and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add beef; toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Step 4Combine beef mixture with pasta and asparagus in large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving: 633 Calories; 190.8 Calories from fat; 21.2g Total Fat (5.6 g Saturated Fat; 0.2 g Trans Fat; 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 11.1 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 88 mg Cholesterol; 161 mg Sodium; 70 g Total Carbohydrate; 2.7 g Dietary Fiber; 41 g Protein; 8.2 mg Iron; 647 mg Potassium; 11.8 mg NE Niacin; 0.6 mg Vitamin B6; 2.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.2 mg Zinc; 25.1 mcg Selenium; 114.5 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Potassium.