When craving beef, chose a cut you can feet good about -- beef tenderloin.  Not only is it a low-fat protein, but it is also a good source of zinc, B12 and iron.  

And by giving your meat a little extra TLC, I'll show you how you can turn an ordinary beef tenderloin into an extraordinary meal with today's featured recipe for two -- Caprese Tenderloins. 

Caprese Tenderloins
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5-7 minutes

What you'll need
2 beef tenderloin steaks (4-5 ounces each, 1-inch thick)
2 french baguette slices (1-inch thick)
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 cloves garlic, pressed with a garlic press
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons diced fresh mozzarella 
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 
garlic salt

1. Season tenderloins with garlic salt and pepper. 
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add steaks and bread to skillet.  Cook for 3 minutes. 
3. Turn steaks and bread; cook steaks for an additional 2 minutes and bread until it is toasted on both sides.   

4. Transfer bread to serving plates and place tenderloins on top of the bread.  Let the meat rest for 5 minutes. 
5. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and heat oil over medium heat.  Stir in garlic; cook for 30 seconds (be careful not to burn the garlic). 
6. Add tomatoes to the skillet; cook until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in red wine vinegar and cook for an additional minute. 
7. Top each steak with tomatoes, 1 tablespoon diced mozzarella and 1 tablespoon minced basil.  
8. Serve with a side of asparagus.  Enjoy!

10/29/2012 14:21

This waa absolutely delicious! Making it tonight for the second time! Don't leave out the basil...Makes all the difference.



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