Tenderloin Steaks with Red Onion Marmalade

beeftenderloinTwo small portions (3-4 ounces) of red meat per week like the lean cuts called for in this recipe can be part of a healthy diet by lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol by about 10 percent and relieving anxiety and depression by boosting omega-3 fatty acids. This clean recipe from Cooking Light will also brighten your mood when you’re able to get a weeknight dinner on the table in under 15 minutes!


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 large red onion, sliced and separated into rings (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (4-oz) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1-inch thick)


Preheat broiler. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, thyme, and pepper evenly over beef. Place beef on broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with onion mixture. 



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