T - Bone Steak, with beans


For the beef:

2 beef T-bone Steaks (1 inch thick)

For the Rub

1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon green peppercorns
1 teaspoon pink peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/4 teaspoon white peppercorns
3 juniper berries

For the Charro Beans

1/2 pound pancetta, chopped
1/2 cup diced onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) no-salt added Mexican-style diced tomatoes
2 fresh poblano chile peppers, fire-roasted, seeded, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
1 medium jalapeno pepper, diced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon roasted ground coriander
1/2 ounce 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces

Combine Rub ingredients in a spice grinder. Pulse on and off until grind has sand-like consistency. Set aside. Cook's Tip: You may substitute 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper for 1/4 teaspoon white peppercorns.

Preheat large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add pancetta; cook 7 to 10 minutes until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove pancetta; set aside. Pour excess oil from pan. Return same skillet to heat; add onion and garlic. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes until onions are translucent, stirring often.

Stir in pancetta, beans, tomatoes, poblanos, broth, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin and coriander. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate during last 5 minutes of cooking; stir until combined.

Meanwhile, press Rub evenly on steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 15 to 19 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove bones and carve steaks into slices. Serve with Beans.
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