Blue Cheese-Topped Steaks
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- 4-1/2 teaspoons dry bread crumbs
- 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 4-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
- Dash pepper
- 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Madeira wine
- 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, chives and pepper. Press onto one side of each steak.
- In a large nonstick skillet, cook steaks over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth and wine. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve with steaks.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 228 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
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May 12, 2011
Very good flavor! I couldn't get the rub to completely stay on the steaks when I turned them in the skillet, but I had made extra, so I added more once they were in the baking pan. The sauce really complemented the flavors.
Feb 16, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
I made this for my husband's birthday dinner and it was perfect! Delicious, tender, great combination of flavors! I did not have any red wine so used a good quality dark balsamic vinegar and the gravy was amazing.