Teres Major Pasta Primavera

This teres major pasta primavera is the perfect whole 30 dinner that also fits for those that are gluten-free and dairy-free.

What is a teres major?
The teres major steak is a pretty rare cut of beef that comes from the chuck section which is right below the front leg. Similar to the well-known cut the chuck roast, but the teres major is much more tender. It’s similar to the tenderloin in terms of tenderness but is rarely more than 10-12 ounces. Other popular names for it include the beef shoulder tender petite roast, bistro filet, and shoulder petite tender. While coming in second on the tenderness scale, most would rate the teres major steak first in flavor. 

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef are ranchers in Wheeler County, Central Oregon. They raise cattle and steward the land in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, ranching the way nature intended has not. We’re proud to pasture raise our cattle without added hormones and no antibiotics. We raise a beef product for you as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Above all, we thank you for trusting us to feed you and your loved ones. Of course, we’d love to see the finished beef recipe, if you try this whole 30 dinner, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe, tag us in a post on social media.

Recipe Level

Very Easy

Prep Time

Cook Time


Dinner / Holiday/Gathering


2 People


  • 2xmedium zucchini squash
  • 4xcloves garlic
  • 3Tbsp.basil paste
  • 1/2C.pistachios
  • 1xbundle of asparagus
  • 1xlemon
  • 1C.canned artichoke hearts
  • 1C.chopped mushrooms
  • 1xshallot
  • 1xplant based butter


  1. First, get the teres major roast going. Rub the roast with garlic, salt, pepper and basil Cook in the oven or on the grill over medium heat till internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F for medium rare.
  2. While you wait, heat a table spoon of olive oil in a pan on medium heat cook down chopped mushrooms, shallots, garlic, asparagus, and artichoke hearts in a mixing bowl, mix chopped pistachios, basil paste, olive oil, and lemon
  3. Once cooked, pull vegetables from the pan and set aside ribbon cut zucchini squash to make spaghetti-like noodles (theres a tool for this that makes it way easier)
  4. Add a tablespoon of plant based butter in the pan and add zucchini noodles. cook till tender
  5. Once tender, add back your vegetable mixture and stir together
  6. Add pistachio pesto sauce to your noodles and vegetables.
  7. After letting the teres major rest for 5 to 10 minutes after pulling from the grill, slice in thin slices and top your pasta with the steak pieces
  8. Enjoy!

Need The Beef?!

Painted Hills Natural Beef is sold at quality retailers and restaurants nationwide.  We hope there is a location close to you; please visit our store locator to find out.  If not, we have a limited selection here on our website for direct shipping to your door, including jerky, steaks, ground beef, hot dogs and seasonal favorites.  Don’t find what you are looking for?  Drop us a message and we will do our best to help you out.

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