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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010


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45 mins


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  • Sprinkle steaks with dried onion, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 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.

  • Position a rack in upper third of oven. Preheat broiler.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. “Cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets can be high in sodium. Instead, get dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 20.4g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 8.8g; fat 17.1g; saturated fat 5.3g; cholesterol 81.6mg; vitamin a iu 138IU; vitamin c 8.6mg; folate 50.1mcg; calcium 156.1mg; iron 3.4mg; magnesium 38mg; potassium 553.8mg; sodium 509.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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