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Picante Beef and Beans

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 cup Pace picante sauce or thick and chunky salsa
1 can (about 16 ounces) black beans, undrained
1 can (about 15 ounces) pinto beans, undrained
1 can (about 14-1/2) ounces stewed tomatoes

Instructions

In a cup, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Set aside. Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and chili powder. Cook until beef is browned, stirring often. Add picante sauce, beans and tomatoes. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until beef is done. Stir cornstarch mixture and add. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Put over cooked rice.

Deborah Walker
Davenport



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