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Chipotle Beef Tenderloins Recipe

Chipotle Beef Tenderloins Recipe

It's time to kick up steak night with this recipe that's perfect for the grill. Prepping the steaks while the sauce simmers saves time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups seeded chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 6 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute the onion, green pepper, jalapeno and chipotle pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, pepper sauce, sugar, salt, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in cilantro and Liquid Smoke if desired.
  • 3. Meanwhile, sprinkle steaks with steak seasoning. Grill, over medium heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 steak with 1/3 cup sauce: 324 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.