Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Beef Tenderloin and Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Comments: Yum! So delicious, the mushrooms add great flavor to this dish and almost no extra calories.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

4 beef tenderloin, 6 ounces each, lean
1 pound mushrooms, Crimini or button or combo, cleaned and sliced
3/4 cup beef broth or vegetable broth, low sodium
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons butter, light
2 teaspoons olive oil, extra virgin
2 teaspoons flour, all purpose
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

Preparation: Season the meat on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before cooking. In a large skillet, add olive oil and butter and heat over medium to medium high heat. Add meat and sear for 3 to 4 minutes per side until desired doneness. Remove to a plate and cover with foil. In the same skillet, add the mushrooms and allow to brown for 2 to 3 minutes over medium high heat. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add flour and stir well. Slowly add beef stock and stir well. Bring to a light boil and reduce heat. Simmer for a couple of minutes until sauce thickens. Serve tenderloin with mushrooms and sauce over the top.

Nutrition: Per Serving Approx.: 270 calories, 10g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat,37 g protein, 7g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 430 mg sodium; WW points plus value 7

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