Beef Fillets with Blue Cheese Butter

In this recipe, a simple tenderloin fillet is served unadorned for the youngsters and topped with a sophisticated Blue Cheese Butter for the grown-ups.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 327
Caloriesfromfat 70 %
Fat 25.6 g
Satfat 11.5 g
Monofat 10.1 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 22.7 g
Carbohydrate 0.2 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 88 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 403 mg
Calcium 38 mg


4 (4-oz.) beef tenderloin fillets (about 1 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or frozen chives
Olive oil cooking spray


1. Sprinkle fillets evenly with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature.

2. Meanwhile, combine butter, blue cheese, and chives a small bowl; stir using a wooden spoon until blended. Cover and chill.

3. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Pat fillets dry with paper towels, and coat both sides with cooking spray. Add fillets to pan; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. For grown-up servings, top 2 fillets with 1 Tbsp. each of Blue Cheese Butter. For plain servings, serve fillets without Blue Cheese Butter.

Leftover Note: Christine H., of Danville, CA, suggests spooning the leftover Blue Cheese Butter into 1 Tbsp. portions in a single layer on a large plate. Freeze until firm; then transfer to an airtight container, and freeze up to 1 month. Use the butter again to prepare this recipe or to season your favorite steamed vegetables.

MENU IDEA FOR 4 * Beef Fillets with Blue Cheese Butter * Steamed asparagus * Crusty French rolls

GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: salt, pepper, butter, olive oil cooking spray * 4 (4-oz.) beef tenderloin fillets (about 1 inch thick) * 1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese * 1 bunch fresh chives or 1 container frozen chopped chives * 1 lb. fresh asparagus * Crusty French rolls

NOTE: Nutritional analysis is for grown-up entrée servings. For plain servings, nutritional analysis is as follows: CALORIES 281 (66% from fat); FAT 20.6g (sat 8.3g, mono 8.8g, poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 22.3g; CARB 0.2g; FIBER 0.1g; CHOL 75mg; IRON 1.7mg; SODIUM 348mg; CALC 27mg

Kelly Wilton,

Southern Living: Busy Moms Weeknight Favorites,

Oxmoor House

October 2006