In the “fitness world” red meat can be a bad thing. However, it’s healthy to have some red meat in your diet at least once or twice a week. So if you are going to eat beef then choose a really lean cut and cook it in a healthy way. Check out this low fat recipe for filet mignon to satisfy your iron cravings!
Pair steak with classic sides like mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. The menu comes together easily enough for a weeknight meal, but it’s sophisticated enough to share with guests.
4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
- 4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3 tablespoons dry sherry
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
Sprinkle both sides of steaks evenly with salt and black pepper. Heat a large nonstick 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. Remove steaks from pan; keep warm.
Add garlic and red pepper to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add sherry to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 30 seconds. Add soy sauce and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, and cook 1 minute. Serve with steaks.
- 215 (39% from fat)
- 9.2g (sat 3.4g,mono 3.5g,poly 0.7g)
- 9.7mg (source)