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Bob Rae's Skillet Beef Tenderloin

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 30 mins
Bob Rae's Skillet Beef Tenderloin
Ingredients
  • 4 6  ounces  beef tenderloin steaks (1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil
  • 4  shallots, halved if large, or 1/2 medium red onion cut in wedges
  • 2  tablespoons  cognac, brandy, or dry red wine
  • 1/2  cup  beef broth
  • 1  tablespoon  butter, softened
  •  Snipped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  •  Crushed pink peppercorns (optional)
  • 1  Braised Swiss Chard (see recipe below)
Directions

1. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon butter and the oil over high heat. Cook steaks 1 to 2 minutes, until bottoms are browned. Reduce heat to medium. Turn steaks; cook 6 minutes more or until desired doneness (145 degrees F for medium-rare). Remove steaks; keep warm.

2. Add shallots to skillet. Cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove skillet from heat. Add cognac; return to medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring to scrape up browned bits from pan. Add broth. Reduce heat to medium-low. Whisk in 1 tablespoon softened butter until smooth. Return steaks to skillet. Heat, spooning sauce over steaks. Top with parsley and peppercorns. Serve with Braised Swiss Chard.

Braised Swiss Chard
Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  Swiss chard
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
Directions

1. Trim stems from Swiss chard; rinse and dry. In Dutch oven preheat olive oil over medium heat. Add chard, cover; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Bob Rae's Skillet Beef Tenderloin)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 434,
  • Fat, total (g) 25,
  • chol. (mg) 129,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 40,
  • vit. A (IU) 6705,
  • vit. C (mg) 34,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 12,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 763,
  • Potassium (mg) 1061,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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