TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium plums, sliced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook steaks in butter until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Season with salt and pepper. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, cook plums and onions for 2-3 minutes or until plums are tender. Add marmalade and vinegar; cook and stir until heated through. Serve over steaks. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Filets with Plum Sauce in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p50

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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