Fiesta Roast Beef with Tropical Fruit Relish




Fiesta Roast Beef with Tropical Fruit Relish

Fiesta Roast Beef with Tropical Fruit Relish
Total Recipe Time:  30 minutes
Makes 6 to 8 servings


1 package (1-1/2 to 2 pounds) fully-cooked beef tri-tip roast2 cans (8 to 8-1/4 ounces each) tropical fruit salad in light syrup1 large orange2 to 3 teaspoons spicy brown mustard1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauceSalt and pepper1/2 cup diced green bell pepperOrange slices (optional)


  1. Remove beef tri-tip roast from package; place in microwave-safe dish. Transfer 3 to 4 tablespoons liquid from package to small saucepan; set aside. Discard any remaining liquid or reserve for other use. Cover roast and microwave on high 7 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile drain fruit salad, reserving 3 tablespoons of the syrup. Cut up any large pieces of fruit; set aside. Grate 1 teaspoon peel from orange; set aside. Cut orange in half. Squeeze juice from 1/2 orange; peel and chop orange sections from remaining 1/2.
  3. Combine reserved syrup, orange juice, mustard, orange peel, pepper sauce, salt and pepper, as desired in medium bowl; whisk until blended. Measure 1/4 cup of the orange juice mixture; add to beef liquid in saucepan. Set aside. Add reserved fruit, chopped orange and bell pepper to remaining orange juice mixture in bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. Carve roast across the grain into thin slices. Bring mixture in saucepan to a boil; remove from heat.
  5. Arrange beef and fruit relish side-by-side on platter. Spoon hot sauce over beef, as desired. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.


Cook's Tip: Beef tri-tip is a boneless roast from the bottom sirloin. Tri-tip roasts usually weigh about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds and have a distinctive triangular shape.
Nutrition information per serving: 291 calories; 15 g fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 379 mg sodium; 12 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 2.7 mg iron.This recipe is an excellent source of protein; and a good source of iron.
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