Saturday, November 8, 2008

Grilled London Broil Fajitas and Spicy Chipotle Black Beans

So I am kicking back after our great dinner while my husband does the dishes and I enjoy the last of my Pina Colada.
Both recipes are from the Bride and Groom First and Forever Cookbook.
Spicy Chipotle Black Beans
2 TSP Vegetable Oil
1 Small Red Bell Pepper--diced
1 TSP finely minced garlic
1/4 TSP Kosher salt
1/4 TSP Cumin
1/8 TSP Cinnamon
1 15 oz can of black beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp Chipotle chilies in Adobo Sauce Minced(add more to taste if you desire)
Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, salt, cumin, and cinnamon. Cook until soft and fragrant(about 5 minutes). Turn the heat to low and add the remaining ingredients. Cook for about 10 minutes and then serve.

Grilled London Broil Fajitas
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 TSP Salt
3 TBSP Picante Sauce
3 TBSP Minced Onion
1/2 Jalapeno Chilie, minced
2 TBSP Chopped Cilantro
3 TBSP Fresh Lime Juice
1 1/2 TSP Minced Garlic
Put tomatoes in a strainer with the salt and let drain for 15 minutes. Combine the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate. You can make this up to 8 hours before.
1 1/2 pounds London Broil
2 TSP Chili Powder
1 TSP Garlic Powder
1 TSP Onion Powder
2 TSP Salt
1 TSP Cumin
1 1/2 TSP Packed Dark Brown Sugar
2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
2 Red Bell Peppers thinly sliced
1/2 Onion thinly sliced
1/8 TSP freshly ground pepper
8 Flour Tortillas

Place the London Broil between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a rolling pin or mallet until it reaches a uniform thickness of 1/2 inch.(We could not get this to happen so no biggie).
Combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion, powder, salt, cumin and brown sugar together in a small bowl. Rub into both sides of the meat and let rest for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Grill 3-4 minutes on each side.(We cooked it on our George Foreman for about 10 minutes at 350). Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
In a skillet heat the oil until hot but not smoking. Add the bell peppers, onion, and pepper and saute for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Warm tortillas if you choose.
Serve with sour cream, cheese, guacamole.


Karen said...

Looks good! No pictures of the pina coladas?

When a Picture Just Isn't Enough said...

Okay, I really need to stop reading your blog late at night. It makes me hungry!