• Ingredients: 16
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins

Pan-seared ancho skirt steak with accompaniment: avocado slices. To make this pan-seared ancho skirt steak for 4 persons you will need 20 mins for preaparation and 20 mins for baking.


  • Accompaniment: avocado slices

For tomato sauce

For meatballs

  • 20 oz. spaghetti
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Beef tenderloin

For the orange caramel

To assemble dish

  • Special equipment: a 2- to 2 1/2-quart shallow flameproof casserole dish
  • Garnish: toasted pine nuts


  1. Step 1 Heat a large heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over moderate heat, then toast chiles, pressing down with tongs, 5 to 10 seconds on each side.
  2. Step 2 Discard stems and seeds and soak chiles in hot water to cover 5 minutes. Drain and tear into pieces.
  3. Step 3 Purée chiles with orange juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt to taste in a blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.

    For this step you will need

  4. Step 4 Heat 2 large heavy skillets (or cook steak in 2 batches) over high heat until hot and add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to each, swirling to coat bottom of skillets.

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