• Balsamic Filet Mignon

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 261
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Sodium 207 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 23.5 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Beef tenderloin, trimmed ½ pound
    Salt 1/8 teaspoon
    Dash of freshly ground pepper
    Balsamic vinegar ½ cup
    Sugar 1 tablespoon
    Olive oil 2 teaspoons
    Directions
    1. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper.
    2. Pour balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pan. Add sugar and heat over medium-high heat until reduced to about 2 tablespoons, stirring regularly.
    3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side, or until desired degree of doneness.
    4. Place steaks on serving plates and drizzle with balsamic sauce.

    Exchanges3.5 lean meats; 0.5 starches; 1 fat

    Side Suggestions: Garlic-sautéed SpinachHeat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium sized non-stick skillet. Add 1 minced garlic clove and cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 10 ounces spinach (about 8 cups, packed) and stir until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Side Suggestions: Rice Pilaf

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