Culinary Throwdown: Beef and Bean
Well this is a bit delayed and not nearly the production I'd intended it to be. This little concoction is the product of living away from home and becoming tired of restaurants food.
Beef with Bean Medley: (or as my lovely wife refers to it death by beans)
One can refried beans
One can navy beans
One can black beans
1 pound London broil
One clove garlic
1 tablespoon allspice
Two spring onions
One large avocado(two with they're small)
A sprig of cilantro
Black olives (use to taste)
A block of cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
A package of 8 to 12 inch tortillas
Jar of salsa
Cut the London broil into strips and sprinkle with allspice. Coat a large saucepan with olive oil, and begin to heat. Watch for smoke on the oil. Mince half a garlic clove and add to the pot. Once a temperature at the London broil strips. Sear on both sides (don't overdo it you want to seal the surface not form a crust. Remove the strips from the saucepan and placed in a warm bowl.
Add a little more olive oil to the pan, then combine the three cans of beans the remaining garlic and bring to a low boil. Add the London broil strips and stir. Keep on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
Spoon the concoction onto tortillas and add cheese to taste, add chopped onion cilantro avocado and black olive. Add a bit of salsa and enjoy. All of the above should be served at the table, in a communal style where everyone gets to add to taste.
Any drink you have with this must be able to hold its own, a hearty red wine, a stout or ale.
This is as close to the original recipe as I can remember I never wrote it down and over the years we've changed it around, often with no meat. Or if being served for Sunday brunch with scrambled eggs and Mimosas.
(the photo is of leftovers from last night)
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