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.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.



Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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16 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; calories from fat 33%; fat 5g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 1.5g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 12.6g; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 25mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 314mg; calcium 94mg.