February’s Healthy Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce Recipe

January 20, 2015
Healthy filet mignon recipe

Photo credit: Randy Mayor, Bob Gager

The month of love, hearts, and chocolate candies is upon us! Preparations for February 14th are in order and whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or Single’s Awareness Day, you deserve to treat yourself to a delicious and healthy holiday meal.

Filet mignon is always a must for any romantic date night and regardless of whether you are cooking dinner for two or for one, a perfectly cooked filet with mushroom-wine sauce is sure to make your heart melt. Just because the 14th happens to be a holiday doesn’t mean you have to get off track with your diet. This recipe gets rid of unnecessary calories and fat, all while satisfying your hearty hunger cravings; it also pairs perfectly with a fresh salad or vegetable side!

This recipe is not only perfect for February 14th celebrations, but it’s also perfect for any date night or special get together you may be hosting. So instead of fighting the crowds this weekend, why not stay in and treat yourself to a home cooked meal with this recipe from Cooking Light.

What You Need

  • ½ cup less-sodium beef broth
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
  • 1 cup pre sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup sweet Marsala

How to Make it

  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat
  2. Combine first seven ingredients in a bowl
  3. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan and cook for five minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness
  4. Remove steaks from pan
  5. Add mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until they are lightly browned
  6. Remove mushrooms from pan and remove the pan from the heat. Add Marsala to the pan, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits
  7. Reduce the heat to minimum and return the pan to the heat
  8. Add broth mixture to the pan and bring to a boil
  9. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently
  10. Stir in the mushrooms

Nutritional Information

318 calories, 11.1 g fat, 26.3 g protein, 11.9 gram carbohydrate, 0.6 gram fiber, 78 mg cholesterol, 2.3 mg iron, 410 mg sodium, 32 mg calcium