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Pepper-Ancho Rubbed Ribeye Filets with Mango Slaw

Total time:

25 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

25 min

Pepper-Ancho Rubbed Ribeye Filets with Mango Slaw



Serves: 4

2 beef ribeye thick-cut filets, cut 1-3/4 to 2 inches thick (about 1 pound)
As needed Slaw:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ancho chile powder
1/3 cup olive oil
1 pkg. (1 pound) coleslaw mix (about 6 cups)
1 cup diced fresh or jarred mango
1 medium ripe, Fresh California Avocado, thinly sliced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
As needed Rub:
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp. ancho chile powder
1/2 tsp. coarse grind black pepper
1/4 tsp. teaspoon ground red pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
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  1. To prepare Slaw, combine lime juice, salt and chile powder in small bowl; gradually whisk in oil until blended. Set aside. Combine remaining slaw ingredients in large bowl. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. Let stand while preparing beef or refrigerate, covered, up to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef filets. Heat heavy, ovenproof, nonstick, skillet over medium heat until hot. Place filets in skillet and brown 2 minutes; turn filets over and place skillet into preheated oven.
  3. Cook in 350°F oven 20 to 24 minutes for medium rare; 25 to 28 minutes for medium doneness. Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer filets to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)
  4. Carve filets into slices; serve with slaw.

Cook's Tip:  If oven-safe skillet is not available, transfer browned filets to rimmed baking sheet. Cook 3 to 5 minutes longer for medium rare to medium doneness. Proceed as directed.

Recipes and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

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Recipes and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff


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