Blue Cheese-Topped Steaks

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons dry bread crumbs
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Madeira wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, chives and pepper. Press onto one side of each steak.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook steaks over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth and wine. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve with steaks. Yield: 4 servings.

From Taste of Home

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