The other day I kicked started back into weight watchers hardcore. First on the menu was Mandarin Beef Medallions with steamed green beans and mixed fruit for sides. The Mandarin Beef Medallions were DELICIOUS! I didn’t think that the marinade would add much flavor to the beef since it only marinated it for ten minutes, but I was completely wrong. It was the perfect amount of time for just enough flavor to soak in. My beef turned out tender and juicy, just the way I like it!
Here is the recipe:
4 (1/4th pound) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed of fat
3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp honey
4 tsp Asian (dark) sesame oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4th tsp ground ginger
1/4th tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1. With your hands, gently press the steaks into ovals about 3/4″ thick
2. Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, oil, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper in a shallow baking dish. Add the steaks and turn to coat. Cover and let stand at room temperature 10 minutes.
3. Set a nonstick ridged frill pan over high heat. When a drop of water skitters when placed in the pan, transfer the steaks to the pan and sear 1 minute on each side. Reduce the heat to medium-high and sprinkle the steaks with the salt. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side for rare, or until done to taste. Pour the marinade over the steaks and cook, turning steaks once or twice, until the sauce thickens to a light glaze. Remove from heat. Top the steaks with the glaze before serving.
Per serving: 278 cals, 13g fat, 4g sat fat, 71mg Chol, 778mg Sod, 15g Carb, 0g Fib, 25g Prot, 13mg Calc.
weight watchers points 7