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Cocoa-spiced Beef Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa Serving size: 4 oz tenderloin roast, ¼ C salsa
215 calories per serving
½ Tbsp vegetable oil
1 beef tenderloin roast (16 oz)
½ C canned diced pineapple, in fruit juice, chopped into small pieces
¼ C red onion, minced
2 tsp fresh cilantro, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or substitute ¼ tsp dried coriander)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground allspice
1 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp salt
1 Preheat oven to 375 ºF.
2 For the salsa, combine all ingredients and toss well. Let sit for 10–15 minutes to marinate while preparing the seasoning and cooking the meat.
3 For the beef tenderloin seasoning, combine all ingredients. Lightly oil the tenderloin and spread an even layer of the dry seasoning over the entire roast.
4 Place the seasoned roast on a roasting or broiling pan and roast for 10–15 minutes (to a minimum internal temperature of 145 ºF). Let cool for 5 minutes before carving into 16 slices (1 ounce each).
5 Serve four slices of the tenderloin with ¼ cup salsa on the side.
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Stir-Fried Orange Beefserving size: 2 C meat and vegetables
261 calories per serving
1 bag (12 oz) of frozen vegetable stir-fry
1 Tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp onion, minced
1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves)
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp cornstarch
12 oz beef flank steak, sliced intothin strips
3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp lite soy sauce
½ C orange juice
1 Tbsp dry sherry (optional)
1 Thaw frozen vegetables in the microwaveand set aside until step 7.
2 Heat oil in a large wok or sauté pan.
3 Add onion, garlic, and ginger and stir fry until tenderbut not brown, only about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4 Put egg white in one bowl and cornstarch in another.Dip steak strips into egg white and then coat withcornstarch.
5 Add steak strips to pan and continue to stir fry untilsteak strips are lightly browned, about 5–8 minutes.
6 Add Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, orange juice, andsherry (optional), and bring to a boil over high heat.
Immediately lower temperature to a gentle simmer.7 Add the thawed vegetables and mix gently.Simmer until vegetables are heated through, about3–4 minutes.