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Fancy-Schmancy Beef Tenderloin

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Fancy-Schmancy Beef Tenderloin

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 4 oz beef, 1/4 cup mushrooms
Calories 230
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 230 mg
Potassium 660 mg
Protein 26 g
Phosphorus 300 mg
Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Lean Protein 3, Fat 1
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 4 oz beef, 1/4 cup mushrooms
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 15 minutes


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tsp. canola oil, divided
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
6 oz. portobello mushrooms, cut into 1 1/2-inch slices
4 (4-oz) beef tenderloin steaks, sliced crosswise into medallions
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup low-sodium beef broth
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, 2 tsp of the oil, and the crushed red pepper flakes. Add the mushrooms and turn to coat completely; set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle the beef medallions with the salt and black pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil. Add the beef and sauté for 2 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. Place the medallions on a serving platter and cover to keep warm.
  3. Remove the mushrooms from the marinade, reserving the marinade. In the same skillet, over medium heat, cook the mushrooms and onion for
  4. 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the reserved marinade, broth, and parsley. Bring to boiling and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken. Spoon the sauce over the beef and serve immediately.

Recipe from Secrets of Healthy Cooking: A Guide to Simplifying the Art of Heart Healthy and Diabetic Cooking by Barbara Seelig-Brown (American Diabetes Association, 2015). Order online at shopdiabetes.org or by calling 800-232-6733.


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