Spicy Steak and Bean Steak Recipe For Starters

By | July 9, 2009

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Spicy Steak Ingredients

1 ½ pounds flank steak beef, extra lean
1 can pinto beans
2 small green bell peppers
10 ounce canned tomatoes with green chilies, diced, un-drained
½ cup onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Brown rice
Queso fresco cheese, crumbled


  1. Choose extra lean cuts of meat and trim off any visible fat layers. Cut the meat if necessary into small pieces so that it can fit it in a 3 ½ to 4 quart slow cooker. Place the prepared meat pieces in the slow cooker.
  2. Stir together the un-drained canned tomatoes, minced garlic, onions, dried oregano, ground cumin, chili powder, salt and ground black pepper in a medium size bowl. Mix well and pour this mixture over the meat in the cooker.
  3. Cover the cooker and cook on high heat setting for 3 ½ to 4 ½ hours or on low to high heat setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  4. If you are using the low heat setting, then 30 minutes before you take it off turn the setting to high heat. Add the pinto beans and sweet pepper strips at this stage. Cover the cooker and allow it to cook for 30 minutes more.
  5. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and cool slightly. Thinly slice the meat or shred it across the grain when it is cool enough to handle.
  6. Add the fresh oregano (if dried oregano is not added in the second step) and stir the bean mixture well.
  7. Spoon the cooked brown rice into soup bowls. Arrange shredded or sliced meat over the rice in the bowl. Spread the bean mixture over the meat and sprinkle crumbled Queso fresco cheese over it. Serve. This recipe makes 6 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Spicy steak and bean recipe provides 262 calories, 8 gm total fats, 29 gm proteins and 17 gm carbohydrates per serving. This recipe can be considered a good source of fiber as it provides 5 gm fiber per serving.
  • Spicy steak and beans recipe provides low cholesterol and saturated fat that is only 45 mg cholesterol and 3 gm saturated fat per serving. This is because extra lean cuts of red meat are used and all the visible fat is cut off from the meat before cooking.
  • This recipe can be considered a high sodium recipe as it provides 452 mg sodium per serving. Canned tomatoes generally contain added salt or sodium, so to reduce the sodium values of this recipe use fresh tomatoes.
  • You may even skip cheese if you are on a low sodium diet as most of the cheeses have added sodium or salt (or use reduced sodium or salt free cheese).