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

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

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.


Lovely comments

  1. 3' 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 ;)