Beef Steak and Black Bean Soft Tacos
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Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound beef Bottom Round Steaks, cut 1/4 inch thick
1 cup salsa, divided
2 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
1 can (15 ounces) reduced sodium black beans, rinsed, drained, divided
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 small corn or flour tortillas (5 to 6-inch diameter), warmed
Thinly sliced lettuce, sliced avocado, chopped tomato, salsa, crumbled queso fresco and cilantro leaves (optional)
|1.||Combine 1/2 cup salsa, chili powder and 1 teaspoon cumin. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.
|2.||Combine 1 cup beans, remaining 1/2 cup salsa and 1/2 teaspoon cumin in medium microwave-safe bowl. Mash with fork into chunky paste. Cover and microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Keep warm.
|3.||Meanwhile, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Cooking in batches, place steaks in skillet (do not overcrowd) and cook 2 to 3 minutes for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning once. (Do not overcook.) Remove steaks from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining steaks and oil.
|4.||Spread bean mixture evenly on tortillas. Cut steaks into 4 pieces each and divide evenly among tortillas. Top beef with remaining beans and Toppings, as desired. Fold tortillas in half to serve.
Nutrition information per serving: 308 calories; 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 64 mg cholesterol; 508 mg sodium; 29 g carbohydrate; 6.6 g fiber; 30 g protein; 9.6 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 3.8 mcg vitamin B12; 4.2 mg iron; 35.7 mcg selenium; 5.0 mg zinc; 84.0 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.