Petite Sirloin with Black Bean Relish

Petite Sirloin with Black Bean Relish

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Relish:

1 1/2 cups cooked black beans

2 tsp. oil

1 red onion diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 fresh jalapenos, diced

2 red or yellow bell peppers, roasted, seeded , peeled and diced

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp. cilantro, chopped

1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped

1 tsp. cumin

salt and pepper; to taste

Steaks:

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 petite sirloins

salt and pepper; to taste

In a large bowl add the black beans; set aside. In a saute pan, heat oil to very hot and add red onion, garlic and jalapenos. Saute until fragrant. Add the roasted bell peppers, and vinegar. Bring to boil and add cilantro and basil. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Pour over beans and toss. Let cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a ovenproof saute pan, heat olive oil to smoking hot. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Put steaks in hot pan and sear steaks on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Place in oven for 4-5 minutes and finish cooking to medium rare. Place finished steaks over bed of Black Bean Relish.

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