Cumin Dusted Flank Steak with Black Beans



Serving size

4 ounces steak with black beans
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes good leftovers, especially as salad. Thinly slice the beef and toss into the beans.

Cumin Dusted Flank Steak with Black Beans


1 tsp. Olive oil
1 medium White onions (diced)
1 15 ounce can Canned no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 large Yellow bell peppers (diced)
1/2 lime yields Lime juice, raw
1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp.. Ground cumin
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
3 large Green onions (sliced crosswise)
8 ounce Beef flank steak (cut into 2 4-ounce filets)
1 spray Spray olive oil


Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 425°F.

While the oven is preheating place the olive oil in a second large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.

Add the black beans and cook for about 3 minutes.

Add the yellow pepper, lime juice, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and toss well. Reduce the heat to low. Add the green onions and toss.

Dust the steaks with the remaining 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Remove the pan from the oven and spray with oil. Place the steaks in the pan and return the pan to the oven. Cook on the first side for about 8 – 9 minutes.

Turn and cook for another 6 – 8 minutes. Remove the steak from the oven and let rest for about 3 minutes. Slice and serve the steak with the black beans.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Simple, simple, simple. This great steak dish takes all of about 20 or 25 minutes to make and is so satisfying. If you want it a bit spicier, you can add more (or less) cayenne pepper, but your favorite hot sauce can give it an altogether different flavor.

"To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality."

Roland Barthes, Philosopher