Air-Fryer Spiced Steaks with Cherry Sauce
These impressive steaks are sure to please your guests. They're perfect for a special occasion dinner, but without too much fuss. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup port wine, warmed
- 3-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon ground coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
- 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/4 inches thick and 6 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Crumbled blue cheese, optional
- 1. In a small bowl, combine cherries and wine; set aside. In a shallow dish, combine the pepper, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, coffee, salt, cinnamon, cumin and mustard. Add steaks, one at a time, and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- 2. In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broth and thyme. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes.
- 3. Meanwhile, preheat air fryer to 375°. In batches, arrange steaks in greased air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 3-6 minutes on each side.
- 4. Stir reserved cherry mixture into cream sauce; serve with steaks. If desired, sprinkle with blue cheese.
1 steak with 3 tablespoons sauce: 488 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.
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