Coffee Rubbed Beef with Red Eye Beans

Coffee Rubbed Beef
(30 minutes to make.)

4 tea. Chile powder (Ancho is best)
4 tea. Instant Espresso coffee powder
2 tea. Paprika
2 tea. Dry Mustard
2 tea. packed Brown Sugar
2 tea. Oregano
1 tea Black Pepper
1/2 tea. Cumin
1/2 tea. Salt
2 lbs. Beef shoulder petite tenders

In a small bowl, mix together all the seasonings. Lightly coat meat with cooking spray and coat meat with spice mixture. Grill meat to desired doneness.

Red Eye Beans
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic,  minced
1 Tab. Canola or Olive oil
2 (15-oz.) cans Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup water
2 Tab. Molasses
4 tea. Worcestershire sauce
2 tea. Chile powder (Ancho, preferred)
2 tea. Instant Espresso Coffee powder
1 tea. Cumin
1/2 tea. Black Pepper
1/4 tea. Salt

In a small saucepan cook the onion and garlic in the oil for 4-6 minutes or until tender.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, for 15 minuted, stirring occasionally.

Serve with Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Garlic Buttermilk Dressing.

Makes 8 servings
Per Serving (1 steak, 1/3 cup beans): 303 calories,  10 g. Fat, 24 g. Carb., 6 g. Fiber,  29g. Protein

Source: Diabetes Meals by the Plate,  Better Homes and Gardens

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