Beef Tenderloin With Rioja Sauce Recipe

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Beef Tenderloin With Rioja Sauce
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  1. 1. Marinate the beef. In a bowl, whisk together 6 tablespoons red wine, oil, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste; pour into a self-sealing plastic bag. Cut beef into four equal pieces; cut each piece into five or six chunks. Add beef to bag; refrigerate overnight.
  2. 2. The next day, prepare the sauce. In a heavy, deep, nonstick skillet, stir together burgundy wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and red pepper flakes. Place over medium-high heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Simmer briskly until wine is reduced to a thin syrup, 20 to 25 minutes. (You should have about 1 1/2 cups.) Discard cinnamon stick.
  3. 3. Remove beef from bag and discard marinade. Grill tenderloin to desired doneness.
  4. 4. To serve, place sautéed spinach on serving plates; top with beef chunks, then Rioja Sauce. Top each serving with about 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles.
  5. Tester's note: Sauce recipe may be cut in half. Or use this delicious sauce on pork, fish or chicken, drizzle over roasted vegetables or use as a sauce for fondue.
  6. Per serving (beef only): 300 calories; 23g fat; 7g saturated fat; 75mg cholesterol; 22g protein; no carbohydrate; no sugar; no fiber; 45mg sodium; 15mg calcium.
  7. Per tablespoon sauce: 24 calories; no fat; no protein; 4g carbohydrate; 4g sugar; no fiber; no sodium; no calcium.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 994.14 Kcal (4162 kJ)
Calories from fat 500.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.58g 86%
Cholesterol 102.04mg 34%
Sodium 64.17mg 3%
Potassium 414.79mg 9%
Total Carbs 78.37g 26%
Sugars 75.23g 301%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Protein 31.81g 64%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 24.8mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 318.17 Kcal (1332 kJ)
Calories from fat 160.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.79g 86%
Cholesterol 32.66mg 34%
Sodium 20.54mg 3%
Potassium 132.75mg 9%
Total Carbs 25.08g 26%
Sugars 24.08g 301%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 10.18g 64%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 13%
Calcium 7.9mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 24.5
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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