Healthy Beef Tenderloin Recipes

Find healthy, delicious beef tenderloin recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Grilled Filet Mignon with Vegetable Kebabs

Rating: 4.8 stars
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You might be tempted to save beef filet for special occasions, but this low-fat cut is actually perfect weekday fare: it cooks up fast, stays juicy and carries other flavors perfectly. The kebabs are a wonderful mix of lemon, herbs and fresh vegetables.

Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 3.67 stars
5
A little tender beef goes a long way when it is supplemented with flavorful mushrooms and enriched with a robust sauce in this healthy stroganoff.

Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Butter & Texas Toasts

Rating: 4.43 stars
4
This dish is simply luxurious: grilled beef tenderloin smothered in a vibrant herb butter served on top of a garlicky slab of whole-grain toast. And yes, with only about 303 calories and 14 grams of fat total, this steakhouse-worthy entree can be part of a healthy diet. If you like, make extra herb butter to top chicken, fish or even a grilled pork chop.

Filet Mignon with Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Rating: 4.33 stars
2
Blueberries, loaded with antioxidants, have a balance of sweet and sour, which makes them an excellent base for a rich, tangy barbecue sauce. Fresh thyme rubbed on the steak dovetails wonderfully with the blueberries. Serve with fresh tomato wedges.

Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet-Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
2
For this classic roast beef recipe, cremini or white mushrooms are delicious in the sauce. But if you want to get fancy, mix in some wild mushrooms, such as oyster, maitake or porcini.

Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

Rating: 4.84 stars
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In our humble opinion, steak is best topped with sweet caramelized onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese. We recommend seeking out good-quality Gorgonzola for the best flavor, but any will work. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots.

Philly Cheesesteak-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars
1
We've taken the key ingredients of a Philly cheesesteak--onions, peppers, thinly sliced beef and provolone cheese--and piled them into portobello mushroom caps to make a meaty and satisfying low-carb main dish.

Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Spices and brown sugar combine to create a heavenly dry rub for this grilled beef tenderloin roast.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Escarole

Rating: 3.25 stars
2
Lightly grilled escarole combined with tangy tomato vinaigrette makes an irresistible accompaniment to juicy beef tenderloin. Serve with grilled baguette.

Beef Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce & Farro Pilaf

This recipe proves roasting then saucing with vibrant flavors is the best way to cook beef tenderloin. Double pomegranate--juice and molasses--lends fruity tartness to the sauce.

French Onion Beef Tenderloin for Two

Rating: 4.69 stars
8
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.

Filet Mignon with Madeira-Prune Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
1
Prunes and Madeira meld in this sweet and savory sauce that's a snap to make--and it's so tasty you may be tempted to lick your plate. If you're in the mood to splurge, filet mignon is incomparably tender in this recipe. But don't worry--our tasters loved it with sirloin just as well. Make it a meal: Serve with Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Mash and Garlicky Green Beans.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lobster-Topped Tenderloin with Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

You'll feel like you're out at a restaurant when you make this healthy surf-and-turf with lobster, steak, bacon and cheesy Brussels sprouts. Complete the meal with a glass of red wine, such as pinot noir.

Steak-&-Boursin-Wrapped Bells

Rating: Unrated
1
For an even quicker preparation, try deli roast beef.

Herb-Coated Filet Mignon

It doesn't get much easier than this. If you can turn on your broiler, chop some herbs and open a jar of mustard then you have a simple and elegant dish. Turn it into a meal by adding sauteed spinach and half a baked potato with reduced-fat sour cream and prepared horseradish.