Beef Medallions with Cremini Mushroom Sauce

Servings 4 people


  • 4 beef medallions 5-ounce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Aluminum foil
  • 8 cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium beef broth or use homemade
  • 3 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Season beef medallions on all sides with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add beef medallions; sear for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare, 4 minutes per side for medium and 5 minutes per side for well done.
  • Transfer medallions to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • In the same pan, add the mushrooms; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Next, add shallot and garlic; blend them into the mushrooms and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the vinegar; cook until it has completely evaporated. Add broth; bring to a boil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in sour cream; cook for just 1 minute then immediately remove the pan from the heat.
  • Stir in chopped parsley. Serve medallions topped with hot mushroom sauce.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli spears and Faux-Tay-Toes (steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with butter, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture).
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve baked russet potatoes instead of Faux-Tay-Toes. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure vinegar and broth are gluten-free.
NUTRITION: per serving: Calories: 120, Total Fat 7g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 722mg, Total Carbohydrates 7g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 7g
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