Grilled Beef and Calico Pasta

Add something flavorful to your family’s dinner! Serve grilled beef and bean mixture over your pasta - a hearty meal.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

1/2-pound beef flank steak
1 1/2
cups Italian dressing
1
jalapeño chili, seeded
2
cloves garlic
1
can (15 to 16 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/4
teaspoon chili powder
Dash of red pepper sauce
8
ounces uncooked linguine
1/2
cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2
cup whole kernel corn, drained
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
Additional chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Cut diamond pattern 1/8 inch deep into both sides of beef. Place beef in shallow glass or plastic dish. Pour 1 cup of the dressing over beef. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours, turning occasionally.
  • 2 Heat coals or gas grill. Place chili and garlic in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on medium speed until finely chopped. Add kidney beans, remaining 1/2 cup dressing, paprika, chili powder and pepper sauce. Cover and blend until almost smooth; set aside. Cook and drain linguine as directed on package.
  • 3 Remove beef from marinade; reserve marinade. Grill beef uncovered 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 6 to 8 minutes for medium or until desired doneness, turning and brushing with marinade once. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 4 Cut beef diagonally across grain into thin slices. Mix black beans, corn and cilantro. Top linguine with kidney bean mixture, black bean mixture and beef. Sprinkle with additional cilantro.

Expert Tips

Fettuccine or spaghetti could easily be used instead of the linguine. You might want to try one of the refrigerated fettuccines.

On a bad-weather day, broil the beef for this pasta dish. Set oven control to broil; grease rack in broiler pan. Place beef on rack in broiler pan; brush with marinade. Broil with top about 3 inches from heat about 5 minutes or until brown. Turn beef; broil 4 to 6 minutes longer for medium or until desired doneness.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
515
(
Calories from Fat
215),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
60g
60%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
28%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.