Recipes

Time: 35 Minutes

Two Steppin' Tenderloin

Let your oven do the hard work in this easy and elegant preparation of juicy beef Tenderloin Steaks served with cherry, almond and spinach brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 1-1/2 inches thick (about 5 to 6 ounces each)
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach, divided
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice - 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve whole grain brown rice can be substituted for uncooked brown rice. Cook rice according to package directions. Stir in spinach, cherries and 1 tablespoon pesto. Let stand 5 minutes or until spinach is heated through.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried cherries
  • Toasted sliced almonds (optional)
  • Quick Facts

  • 35 Minutes
  • 2 Servings
  • 584kcal Calories
  • 45g Protein
  • Cooking

    1. Place 2 cups spinach, almonds, cheese and garlic in food processor container. Cover; process until coarse paste forms. With motor running, slowly add 2 tablespoons water and oil until smooth. Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat ovenproof, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place beef Tenderloin Steaks in skillet and brown 2 minutes. Turn steaks over and place skillet into preheated oven; cook 13 to 18 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.
    3. Meanwhile, combine rice, remaining 1 cup water and salt, if desired, in medium saucepan; cook according to package directions. Chop remaining 1 cup spinach. During last 5 minutes of cooking, add chopped spinach to pan and continue to cook. Remove from heat, add cherries and 1 tablespoon pesto to rice; stir to combine.
    4. Remove steaks from oven when internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium doneness. Remove steaks from pan; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium doneness.
    5. Serve steaks over brown rice with remaining pesto. Garnish rice with additional almonds, if desired.

    Nutrition

    Serv Size Calories Total Fat Cholesterol Total Carbs Protein
    2 584kcal 23g 104mg 48g 45g

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much of a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 6g Saturated Fat; 12g Monounsaturated Fat; Carbohydrates; Fiber; 13.2mg NE Niacin; 1.1mg Vitamin B6; 2.2mcg Vitamin B12; 4.7mg Iron; 55.4mcg Selenium; Zinc; 158.7mg Choline;

    Courtesy of BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com