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Blue Cheese-Topped Steaks

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

These juicy tenderloin steaks, lightly crusted with blue cheese and bread crumbs, are special enough for holiday dining. When drizzled with wine sauce, the beef melts in your mouth. —Tiffany Vancil, San Diego, California
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons dry bread crumbs
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Madeira wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, chives and pepper. Press onto 1 side of each steak.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook steaks over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 6-8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth and wine. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. If desired, stir in browning sauce. Serve with steaks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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