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Black Bean Chili with Sirloin and Asiago

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Category: Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Dried black beans
  • 1 tb Whole cumin seeds
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne
  • 2 ts Paprika
  • 1 tb Dried oregano leaves
  • 1 sm Pasilla chile
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lg Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 ts Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 Chipotle chile, chopped
  • 4 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 Tomatoes, (large and ripe)
  • -peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 Green bell pepper, (medium
  • -size) seeded and chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 lb Sirloin steak
  • 1/2 c Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 c Salsa fresca
  • 1/2 c Asiago cheese, grated


1 1/2 lb Tomatoes, cored, seeded, and
-cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/4 c Onion, finely chopped
1/4 c Cilantro, chopped
1 Jalepeno chile, or serrano
-chile, seeded, deveined,
-and finely chopped
3 tb Lime juice, fresh
Salt and pepper, to taste

To make Salsa Fresca: Mix all the ingredients together and let stand at
least half an hour before serving. Use within 24 hours.

1. Sort through the beans and discard any stones. Rinse well. Soak

2. Toast the cumin seeds, cayenne, paprika, and oregano lightly in a large
dry skillet over a medium flame. Do not let them burn. Remove and set

3. Remove the stem, seeds, and veins from the pasilla chile and grind the
chile to a powder in a spice grinder or blender.

4. Heat the oil in the same skillet and saute the onion until softened. Add
1 teaspoon salt and the chipotle chile, ground pasilla chile, toasted
spices, garlic, tomatoes, and bell pepper and cook together for about 15

5. Drain the beans and place them in a large pot. Add the contents of the
skillet and the bay leaf. Add water to cover by 2 to 3 inches. Bring to a
boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the beans are soft, 1 1/2 to 3

6. When the beans are cooked, season to taste with salt. Grill the steak,
cut it into cubes, and stir into the beans along with the cilantro. Serve
in bowls, garnishing each serving with a tablespoon of salsa fresca and a
tablespoon of grated cheese.

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