Another Recipe – Hobo Mash

My take on the ever popular hobo mash. I think you might like it as much as they do.

Sirloin with tomatoes and black beans


  • Top Sirloin, about 2lbs
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/4 cup basalmic vinegar
  • 1 tbls garlic salt
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 tbls chili powder

This one is so simple it’s not even funny. Start by dicing your top sirloin into 1″ cubes. Put the meat into a bowl then add everything except the beans and tomatoes. Mix it up real nice and let it marinade for about 15 minutes.

Get your pan hot. Add the meat and any liquid from the bowl and cook for 5 minutes on high heat. Add the tomatoes and reduce heat to medium and cover. Stir occassionally. Cook like this for about 10 more minutes until the sauce reduces and the tomatoes start to break down. Add the black beans, drained and rinsed, put back on high heat for about 5 minutes.

That’s it! Not wanting a starch tonight, we only had it with spinach. Ideally this would be very nice over a bed of rice. Also, you could probably make this with London Broil. Increase the marinade time to 1 hour and double the cook time over medium heat.

Beverage? This isn’t as heavy as it looks. A nice pinot would be good. I had it with an Amber wheat beer that went well too.

Published by Don

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  1. Dude, THAT’S a great idea… I think I’ll be surprising the Frau on Sunday πŸ™‚

  2. DB, the Frau’s not a big fan of vinegar… would something else work instead or does the vinegar taste cook out?


  3. The nice thing about using Basalmic vinegar is that there really isn’t any vinegar taste, especially once it cooks out.

    If you do get too much taste, you could cut it with a bit of brown sugar. Not too much or it will be syrupy and too sweet.

    Oh, and using cheap basalmic helps too. Like, the store brand stuff or one notch up. It’s most molasses anyway πŸ˜‰

  4. Great, thanks. Gotta go shopping tomorrow or Sat. so I figured now would be the time to ask πŸ™‚

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