Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Brandied Mushrooms

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Brandied Mushrooms

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Brandied mushrooms go perfectly with a nice, juicy steak. This recipe uses coffee and a touch of balsamic vinegar to intensify the flavoring in the brandied portobello mushrooms.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks, about ¾ inch thick (5 ounces each)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup brandy, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces portobello mushrooms, sliced (about 3½ cups)
  • 1 tablespoon tub-style 60-70% vegetable oil spread

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  1. Place the beef on a plate. Combine the salt and pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle half of the mixture evenly over both sides of the beef and let stand for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  2. Meanwhile, add coffee granules, vinegar, and all but 1 tablespoon of the brandy to the remaining salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat until hot. Coat mushrooms with additional cooking spray and add to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Transfer to bowl.
  4. Place the skillet over medium-high heat; heat for 1 minute. Add the steaks; cook for 3 minutes on each side. Reduce to medium-low, turn and cook for 2 minutes or until desired doneness (medium-rare 145°F or medium 160°F). Place on four individual dinner plates, cover with foil and place in oven to keep warm.
  5. Add the brandy mixture to the skillet; return to heat. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 1 minute or until reduced to ¼ cup liquid. Stir in the mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated, remove from heat, stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon brandy and the vegetable oil spread. Spoon evenly over the beef, top with additional coarsely ground pepper, if desired, and serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 steak and ¼ cup mushrooms
  • Per serving: 291 calories; 12 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 66 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 126 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 371 mg sodium; 677 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ fat, 1 vegetable

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