Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce Recipe
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Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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This recipe stars a delectable sauce made with wine, plump cherries, and steak portioned just right. --Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup port wine
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 steak with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 291 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 461 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. Place wine and cherries in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in the butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Sprinkle steaks with remaining salt and pepper. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  3. Serve steaks with cherry sauce and sprinkle with green onion. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p26

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"My husband and I agreed -- these just might be the best steaks we've ever eaten! Next time I will make the full amount of sauce (instead of halving it for the two of us) and serve it with couscous as suggested."

Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I bought good steaks and they cooked perfectly. So most and tender. And the cherry sauce was a great accompaniment; I served the steaks with couscous, which the sauce was great with as well."

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