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Chipotle Beef Tenderloins

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Grill: 15 min.


6 servings

Head outside for your Sunday dinner and grill this tender steak that's kicked up with a smoky homemade picante sauce. Any leftover sauce makes a great chip dip. —Gene Peters, Edwardsville, Illinois
Chipotle Beef Tenderloins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion, green pepper and jalapeno until tender. Stir in tomatoes, chipotle, pepper sauce, sugar, salt, chili powder and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 25-30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Sprinkle steaks with steak seasoning. Grill, covered, over medium heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 160°), 7-8 minutes per side.
  3. Remove sauce from heat; stir in cilantro and, if desired, Liquid Smoke. Serve with steaks.

Nutrition Facts

1 steak with 1/3 cup sauce: 324 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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