Chili Diablo Steak and Pasta

When you’re feeling like something robust and spicy, a recipe with diablo in the title is a signal you need look no further. Tasty Latin American flavors and familiar ingredients such as pasta, black beans and sirloin steak marry well for an adventure at the dinner table.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 52 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
chipotle chili in adobo sauce, from 7-oz can, seeded and chopped
1
teaspoon adobo sauce from can of chipotle chilies
3/4
cup chili sauce
3/4
cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
6
cups uncooked mafalda (mini-lasagna noodle) pasta (12 oz)
1
beef boneless top sirloin steak, about 1 inch thick (1 1/2 lb)
1/2
teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon chili powder
1
avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
2
tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, if desired
  • 1 Cook bacon in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Stir in onion and bell pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in chipotle chili and adobo sauce. Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in chili sauce and broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans; heat through.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 3 While pasta is cooking, heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Sprinkle beef with garlic pepper, salt and chili powder. Grill beef 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 8 to 12 minutes for medium doneness, turning once.
  • 4 To serve, toss pasta with about 1 cup sauce. Cut beef across grain into thin slices; arrange over pasta mixture. Drizzle and serve with remaining sauce. Garnish with avocado and cilantro.

Expert Tips

Bow-tie pasta can be used in place of the mini-lasagna noodles.

Beef sirloin steak is a tender and less-expensive cut of meat, which makes it a good choice for entertaining a group. You could also use strip steak, which is more tender but also more expensive.

Chipotle chilies are often sold canned in adobo sauce, which is a smoky, spicy chili-based concoction. Look for the chilies in larger supermarkets or Mexican markets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
525
(
Calories from Fat
100 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
11 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
60 mg
60 %;
Sodium
1110 mg
1110 %;
Total Carbohydrate
77 g
77 %
(Dietary Fiber
9 g
9 %
),
Protein
39 g
39 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
18%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
38%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.