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Seared Beef Tenderloin Mini Sandwiches with Mustard-Horseradish Sauce

Seared Beef Tenderloin Mini Sandwiches with Mustard-Horseradish Sauce Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups trimmed watercress (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 (8-ounce) French bread baguette, cut diagonally into 16 slices
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation


Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Cover and chill.

Secure beef at 2-inch intervals with twine. Sprinkle beef with pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning frequently. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut into 16 slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Arrange watercress evenly on bread slices. Place 1 beef slice and about 1 tablespoon chilled sauce over each bread slice. Arrange capers and cheese evenly over sauce.



    These mini sandwiches are a great beef tenderloin appetizer.  Serving beef tenderloin as an appetizer is an elegant, yet budget-friendly way to enjoy a pricey cut of meat.
  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 136
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 33%
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Protein per serving: 12.6g
Carbohydrate per serving: 10g
Fiber per serving: 0.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 25mg
Iron per serving: 1.7mg
Sodium per serving: 314mg
Calcium per serving: 94mg

Good to Know

While most appetizers are fat-bombs, the lean beef tenderloin has half the fat as a serving of Swedish meatballs. The combination of protein and carbohydrates will satisfy, but try a multigrain baguette for extra fiber.