Meal Kit

Cinco De Mayo Special: Carne Asada

With Pico de Gallo, Spanish Rice, and Seasoned Black Beans

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

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Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Sounds like an excellent occasion to kick back with a frosty beverage and enjoy perfectly seasoned steak with all the trimmings, including housemade pico de gallo, smashed black beans, and Spanish rice. Crowned with creamy Queso Fresco and lime zest, this meal will inspire you to raise your glass and toast to victory.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Red Onions
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tomato
  • 15½ oz. Canned Black Beans
  • 2 Flank Steak
  • ¾ cup Parboiled White Rice
  • 1 Tbsp. Spanish Rice Seasoning Blend
  • 1 Tbsp. Home Chef Carne Asada Seasoning Blend
  • Info
    1½ oz. Queso Fresco

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Medium Pots
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Pan

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Peel and dice red onion. Remove stem, membrane (spiny white innards), and seeds from jalapeño and cut into a fine dice. Halve lime. Zest one half for garnish. Mince garlic. Cut tomato into fine dice. Rinse and drain beans. Rinse steaks and pat dry.

  2. 2

    Cook the Rice

    In a medium pot bring 1½ cups of water, rice, Spanish Rice Seasoning Blend, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce heat and stir rice occasionally. Cook until rice is tender throughout, about 12-15 minutes.Fluff and keep warm until ready to serve. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. 3

    Make the Pico De Gallo

    In a clean mixing bowl, combine the diced red onion to taste (the flavor can be strong for some), garlic, tomato, jalapeño, a dash of salt, and the juice of the lime to taste. Allow to marinate at room temperature until ready to serve.

  4. 4

    Prepare the Beans

    In a medium pot over medium heat, add beans, ¼ cup of water, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook for 7-10 minutes, mashing as you go, or until beans become thick and have a texture like refried beans. Keep warm until ready to serve.

  5. 5

    Cook the Steaks

    In a medium pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tsp. olive oil. While skillet is warming, coat steaks with the Carne Asada Seasoning Blend and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add steaks to hot pan. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, or until steaks reach internal temperature of 145 degrees. Keep warm until ready to serve.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Spoon a serving of rice onto a plate.Ladle some black beans next to the rice and garnish with Queso Fresco. Add a steak atop the rice and beans. Garnish with fresh Pico de Gallo and lime zest, if desired.

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