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Coffee-Rubbed Beef with Red-Eye Beans
Diabetic Living Magazine
“Tender beef steaks get an intense flavor rub of coffee, herbs, and chiles before being grilled. Robust Red-Eye Beans are the perfect accompaniment. Best of all, it's on the table in less than an hour.”
2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper
2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon packed brown sugar (see Tip)
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound beef shoulder petite tenders
Nonstick cooking spray
¼ cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon hot canola oil
1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup water
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
1In a small bowl, stir together 2 teaspoons of ancho chile pepper, 2 teaspoons espresso powder, paprika, mustard, brown sugar, oregano, ½ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon cumin. Trim fat from meat. Lightly coat meat with cooking spray. Sprinkle meat evenly with spice mixture, rubbing it in with your fingers.
2In a small saucepan, cook onion and garlic, in hot oil over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in pinto beans, water, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon espresso powder, 1 teaspoon ancho chile pepper, ½ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
3For a gas or charcoal grill, place beef tenders on the grill rack directly over medium heat. Grill, covered, to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 8 to 12 minutes for medium rare (145°F) or 10 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F). Let tenders stand for 5 minutes. Slice tenders. Spoon Red-Eye Beans into four shallow dishes. Place beef slices on top of beans and sprinkle with red onion.
Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose from Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend or Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 292 calories, 552 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate.