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Thread: Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Onions

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    Balsamic vinegar and slow cooking gives these onions sweetness. If you can't afford a really pricy balsamic, buy the less expensive and pour the whole bottle in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and reduce the vinegar by half its volume. Cool, and pour back in the bottle. This will at least give you a better flavor.

    1/4 to 1/2 c FF reduced sodium chicken broth
    2 large onions, thinly sliced
    4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1/4 c balsamic vinegar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp ground pepper
    4 beef tenderloin steaks, about 1" thick

    Heat 1/4 cup broth to boiling in 1 quart saucepan. Stir in onions and garlic; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and brown, adding up to 1/4 cup more broth as needed to prevent onions from sticking. Stir in vinegar. Cook uncovered over medium high heat about 2 minutes until liquid is absorbed; remove from heat.

    Spray 10" nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on beef. Cook beef in skillet about 8 minutes for medium doneness, turning once.

    I grill the steaks instead of cooking them in a skillet when I can.

    Serve with 1/4 of the onions over each steak and lots of zero point veggies.

    180 cal; 7g fat; 370mg sodium; 1g fiber
    Makes 4 servings,4 points per serving.
    original starting weight 270
    returned to WW Oct. 12, 2005
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    Roseville, California


    Thanks Barbara for suggesting I take a look at this recipe. I think I'll try it this week, as I love balsamic vinegar!
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