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Beef Tenderloin with Savory Saucy Mushrooms and Lentils

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 60 min.
A variety of mushrooms combine with lentils, broth and shallots to create a tasty sauce for tenderloin.

Ingredients

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups ready-to-serve beef broth, divided
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1- 1/2 cups assorted mushrooms (shiitake, enoki, straw, cremini, button or chanterelle), whole or cut in half if large
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • Combine lentils, water and 1/2 cup broth in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy. Stir in thyme; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Keep warm.
  • Meanwhile heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 10 to 13 minutes for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to platter; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Keep warm.
  • Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and shallots; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and browned. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups broth to skillet, stirring until browned bits attached to bottom of pan are dissolved; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and Worcestershire sauce in small bowl; stir into mushroom mixture. Cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  • Divide lentils among 4 serving plates. Top with steaks and mushroom sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 394
  Calories from Fat 120 (30%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(20%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(34%)Cholesterol 101mg
(24%)Sodium 567mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(92%)Protein 46g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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