Beef Tenderloin with Red Onion Sauce

Servings 4 people


  • Olive oil
  • 1 large red onion sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lean beef tenderloin steaks 1-inch thick, trimmed, 4-oz.


  • Preheat oven broiler.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat; coat with a little olive oil. Add onion rings to the pan; cover and cook for 3 minutes then add vinegar, honey and half of the salt.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle thyme, black pepper, and remaining salt evenly over the steaks then place them on a broiler pan coated with a little olive oil; broil for 4 minutes per side or until the desired level of doneness is achieved.
  • Serve with red onion mixture.


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 garlic-mashed russet potatoes instead of Faux-Tay-Toes.
KOSHER: Make sure beef is certified kosher.
GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure vinegar is gluten-free.
NUTRITION: per serving: 234 Calories; 8g Fat; 25g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 59mg Cholesterol; 292mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 6
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