Source: Chef Alfredo Oropeza | Category: Appetizers

Beef Wrapped Asparagus Spears with Sesame and Chipotle Sauce

Start off a meal or party with this impressive, flavor-packed appetizer. Canola oil is the best choice for searing here because of its high smoke point (468 °F).

Beef Wrapped Asparagus Spears with Sesame and Chipotle Sauce


  • Sesame Sauce:
  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted 45 mL
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 marinated jarred chipotle chile
  • 1/8 tsp salt 0.5 mL
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
  • Beef-Wrapped Asparagus:
  • 1 strip loin steak (3/4 lb/350 g), semi frozen
  • 1/8 tsp salt 0.5 mL
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 0.5 mL
  • 12 green asparagus, blanched in salted water
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, shaved 125 mL


  • To make sauce: In food processor, combine all sauce ingredients. Process for 1 minute. Set aside in refrigerator to allow flavors to infuse.
  • To prepare beef-wrapped asparagus:
  • 1. Season semi-frozen beef steak with salt and pepper, cut into 12 long strips 1/4- x 6-inch (0.5- x 15-cm) each. Wrap each beef strip around one asparagus spear.
  • 2. In large sauté pan, heat canola oil medium-high heat, add garlic and wrapped beef asparagus. Cook until beef is nicely browned.
  • 3. Remove to plate. Brush beef-wrapped asparagus with sesame sauce and garnish with Parmesan curls (use vegetable peeler to make curls).


12 servings

serving size

1 asparagus and 1 steak strip

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Carbohydrates1 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars0 g
Protein3 g
Sodium170 mg
Potassium58 mg