Beef Tenderloin Steaks and Balsamic Green Beans

Beef Tenderloin Steaks and Balsamic Green Beans Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

We pair simply seasoned beef tenderloin with a flavorful sauté of fresh green beans, onions, shallots, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. This outstanding meal of Beef Tenderloin Steaks and Balsamic Green Beans comes in under 250 calories per serving.

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Worthy of a special occasion

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 steak and 1/2 cup bean mixture)

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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 244
Fat 9.4 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 3.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 27.1 g
Carbohydrate 12.4 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 285 mg
Calcium 78 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons butter, divided
1 cup vertically sliced yellow onion
1 cup vertically sliced red onion
1/4 cup sliced shallots
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
2 cups green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and shallots; sauté 6 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add broth; cook 4 minutes or until onions are tender and liquid almost evaporates. Add beans and vinegar; cover and cook 4 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon butter and 1/8 teaspoon salt; keep warm.

2. Sprinkle steaks with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve with bean mixture.

Note:

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Vanessa Pruett

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January 2012
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