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Asparagus Beef Saute

I love filet mignon but not its price, so I came up with a recipe for more affordable beef tenderloin tail. Now I cook it once a week, plus my husband loves taking the leftovers to work. —Linda Flynn, Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef tenderloin or top sirloin steak, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • Toss beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute beef 2 minutes. Add garlic and green onion; cook and stir until beef is browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In same skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute asparagus and mushrooms until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add beef, soy sauce and lemon juice; heat through, tossing to combine. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups beef mixture: 328 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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