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French Onion Beef Tenderloin for Two

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2010

We took the comforting flavors of French onion soup and turned them into an easy bistro-style steak dinner. Tender filet mignon gets smothered with sweet caramelized onions and topped by a crispy, Swiss cheese-covered crostini. Serve with green beans and smashed potatoes with buttermilk and chives.

2 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Sprinkle steaks with dried onion, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 11/2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, turning once, until desired doneness, 3 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer the steaks to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Position a rack in upper third of oven. Preheat broiler.
  3. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and sherry, cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and golden brown and the liquid has evaporated, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the onion and stir to coat. Add broth, thyme and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook until bubbling and thickened, about 1 minute more.
  4. Remove from the heat and return the steaks and any accumulated juice to the pan. Pile up some of the onions on top of the steaks. Top each steak with a slice of baguette and some cheese. Transfer the pan to the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Serve the steaks with the onions and sauce.

Nutrition

Per serving : 376 Calories; 18 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 8 g Mono; 80 mg Cholesterol; 20 g Carbohydrates; 31 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 533 mg Sodium; 574 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

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