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Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Chipotle Butter and Bell Pepper Sauté

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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Serves 2 (serving size: 1 steak and about 1/2 cup bell pepper mixture)

Make sure the cast-iron skillet is hot before adding the steaks so that they get a nicely browned crust on both sides. We like both red and orange peppers, though just one color will work.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks or 1 (8-ounce) sirloin steak
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 298
  • fat 16.3 g
  • satfat 5.8 g
  • monofat 7.3 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 84 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 489 mg
  • calcium 45 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, and swirl to coat. Add onion, garlic, and bell peppers to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Combine butter and chipotle chile in a bowl. Divide butter mixture over steaks. Serve with bell pepper mixture.

Cook's Notes

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