Southwestern Steak, Black Beans & Rice Recipe -

Southwestern Steak, Black Beans & Rice

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"Grilled chili rubbed steak slices rest on a bed of black beans and rice. Leftovers make a perfect filling for wraps."

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  1. Preheat grill or broiler. Rub both sides of steak with 2 tablespoons canola oil. Mix chili powder, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt; rub onto steak until well coated. Grill or broil steak 10 minutes for medium-rare, turning halfway through cooking, or to desired doneness. Place steak on cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, grate 1 tablespoon lemon zest and combine with juice from two lemons and remaining 2 tablespoons canola oil in large bowl. Add tomatoes, black beans and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and mix well. Add hot rice and toss to blend.
  3. Place rice mixture on large serving platter and top with beef slices. Garnish with cilantro and additional lemon wedges, if desired.
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Nov 16, 2006

Absolutely delicious. I did not add cilantro though..that might have made it even better. I am glad that I did not opt for the cheaper cut of steak. the top sirloin was worth every penney. Sorry that I did not take a picture of it for you but my mouth was watering....

Mar 22, 2007

As usual I made a couple of minor changes: I rubbed the steak with the oil/chili/cumin/salt, and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. I cooked it on the Foreman grill, then sliced it really thinly (used a pretty cheap cut of steak). Finally, instead of lemon, I used the juice of one lime. I thought it was just ok, but Husband really enjoyed it. Thanks!


3 Ratings

Dec 04, 2006

I was really excited to make this recipe. I love southwestern food and this recipe looked easy enough to prepare. It was in fact simple to make and was very inexpensive as well. However, I was not really impressed with it. The steak tasted really good. I like the combination of spices that are used in it. But the rice was way too lemony for my liking. Either I had some amazing produce, or this recipe just calls for too much lemon. In hindsight, I would probably do without the lemon and just squeeze some on top afterwards to give it some zest. The lemon issues aside, I think if you are looking for a quick fix meal, this is will do. If you are looking for a knock your socks off southwestern meal, this is not it.


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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