Mexican steak with homemade refried beans

Mexican steak with homemade refried beans

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
All the flavours of a good beef chilli con carne in a fraction of the time, cook it in a frying pan or on the bbq

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze beans only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal794
  • fat44g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre16g
  • protein49g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 small sirloin or rump steaks, or 1 big
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
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  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (we used Discovery)
  • about 2 whole roasted red pepper from a jar, quartered
  • 1 small ripe avocado, stoned and chunkily diced
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  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
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  • few coriander sprigs, leaves picked
  • few dollops soured cream

For the beans

  • 1 onion, chopped
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp hot paprika, plus a pinch extra (optional)
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  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp each chipotle paste, brown sugar and wine vinegar (red or white)
  • 400g can black bean, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can pinto or kidney bean, drained and rinsed

Method

  1. Put the steaks on a plate and rub them all over with the oil, chipotle paste and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper. Leave at room temperature while you start the beans.

  2. For the beans, soften the onion in the oil in a frying pan. Once softened, stir in the spices for 2 mins, followed by the tomato purée, chipotle, sugar and vinegar. Tip in all the beans with 1 tsp salt, some pepper and half a can of water. Bubble gently until the water is almost evaporated.

  3. Heat a griddle or non-stick frying pan (or a barbecue). Season the steaks with salt. Fry, with the peppers alongside, for about 2 mins on each side, until the steaks are cooked to your liking and the peppers are charred. Lift the steaks onto a clean plate to rest for a few mins while you mash two-thirds of the beans. Stir in the whole beans and check the seasoning.

  4. Slice the steaks. Spread a good pile of beans onto 2 plates, and top with sliced steak and peppers. Add the avocado, a big squeeze of lime juice, some coriander leaves, a good dollop of soured cream and a pinch more paprika, if you like.

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mariposa_del_aire
17th Feb, 2017
5.05
Delicious!
denisebrown
10th Jan, 2017
5.05
Haven't done the beef, but the refried beans recipe is really good. I have it with burgers (home made of course!) and it works very well.
redbourn
4th Nov, 2015
The taste is good but the amount ?! Two servings? Enough for 4. After Mexico, the US, UK Canada and Australia are the most obese in the world.
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ade_in_the_kitchen
20th Feb, 2014
5.05
Absolutely delicious! Made it for my wife and she was highly complimentary. Easy to make and the results are fantastic.
HotterThanHabenero
5th Feb, 2014
Fantastic Recipe, easy to follow..!! I used authentic Mexican ingredients imported from México for that Authenticity.. I used La Costena Refried Pinto Beans and Turtle Black Beans.. All From www.mexgrocer.co.uk Absolutely Loved it..!!
aboogie
25th Sep, 2013
my tongue caught on fire while eating this..... and i still haven't recovered
jenwebstaxx
24th Jun, 2013
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beasajjad
5th May, 2013
5.05
Didn't change anything. Very simple, delicious and impressed the guests!
suegriff26
24th Apr, 2013
5.05
I just made the beans which I had in pitta bread. Delicious, will not buy shop beans again!
Fridays cook
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
just made the refried beans to go with tacos, very nice.

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amandacavanagh
30th Nov, 2013
Any leftover bean mixture is just delicious in granary bread with avocado and salad for lunch the next day.