Chipotle Beef Tenderloins Recipe
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Chipotle Beef Tenderloins Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Chipotle Beef Tenderloins in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p23

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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