I don't eat much red meat and this was just ok. My blue cheese turned bad, so I ended up using mushrooms and onions in balsamic vinegar as a topping. I reduced the sauce to a glaze and it was much better then I expected. If you love steak this is a good recipe, but since I rarely eat it I probably won't make this again.
Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Port Reduction and Blue Cheese
Add Brussels sprouts and wild rice to this entertaining-worthy dish. Use a large skillet to accommodate cooking the four steaks at once. If they're crowded in a small pan, the steaks will "steam," affecting the meat's texture.
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- Calories: 282
- Calories from fat: 33%
- Fat: 10.2g
- Saturated fat: 4.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
- Protein: 24.7g
- Carbohydrate: 9.8g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Cholesterol: 73mg
- Iron: 3.3mg
- Sodium: 361mg
- Calcium: 35mg
- 4 (4-ounce) filet mignon steaks, trimmed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Cooking spray
- 3/4 cup port or other sweet red wine
- 2 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- 1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; coat steaks with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; keep warm.
- 2. Add port, cranberry sauce, broth, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and garlic to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat, and cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup (about 4 minutes). Serve steaks with sauce; top with cheese.
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