Beef Fillets with Blue Cheese Butter

Admittedly, I am not much of a food person. I hate being hungry but not too picky about what I’ll eat. Going to a nice restaurant, throwing down $300 for a 5 course meal will never be my idea of an enjoyable event. But I can appreciate a tasty dinner, as much as the next person.
If you’ve ever seen the movie Julie and Julia, a young girl cooks her way through each recipe in Julia Child’s cookbook. Likewise, I’ve slowly been cooking the many different recipes in Southern Living’s Busy Moms Weeknight Favorites.   I might even make notes in the margains of the meals we likem and don’t like using a rating system (3 stars for decent, 5 stars for excellent). Tonight, I prepared a delicious meal that gets even me excited about food, and it took all of 8 minutes.  Even Britton, the ultimate picky eater, ate most of her dinner. Small victories, that’s my mantra.

Beef Fillets with Blue Cheese Butter

Ingredients:
4 (4 oz) beef tenderloin fillets (about 1″ thick)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cups butter, softened
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives (or frozen)
Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Directions:
1. Sprinkle fillets evenly with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature.
2. Meanwhile, combine butter, blue cheese, and chives in a small bowl; stir using a wooden spoon until blended. Cover and chill.
3. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot (I used organic Olive Oil spray in my pan). Add fillets to pan and cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. For grown-up servings, top 2 fillets with 1 Tbsp. each of Blue Cheese Butter. For plain servings (ie- kids), serve fillets without Blue Cheese Butter.

Sides: Steamed asparagus and crusty French rolls.

Nutrition (for ‘grown up serving’): Calories 327, Protein 22, Carbs 0, Fat 20.


If I hadn’t gobbled it up so fast {oink, oink} I would have paused for a photo. But no such luck. If you are looking for something easy, tasty, and would even impress dinner guests, try it out.

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    noreply@blogger.com' says

    Yum!!! John is the master chef in our home. If he’ll ever let me in the kitchen I might try this one out! Not that I’m complaining ;)