Beef and Scallion Rolls
Scallions, portobellos and blue cheese wrapped in beef tenderloin are topped with a balsamic-Worcestershire sauce.
- 1 pound center-cut beef tenderloin
- Salt and black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 portobello mushrooms, cleaned and sliced about 1/2-inch thick
- 6 scallions, trimmed and sliced thinly lengthwise
- 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Cut the tenderloin horizontally into 6 slices and pound between pieces of plastic wrap until thin. Season both sides of meat with salt and pepper.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the sliced mushrooms for 5 minutes until soft. Remove the mushrooms from the pan, drain and set aside.
- Lay out a slice of steak. Place a few slices each of mushrooms and scallions and a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles near the edge closest to you. Roll the steak around the filling and secure with a toothpick if needed. Repeat for each slice of steak.
- In the pan used to sauté the mushrooms, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the steak rolls and sear on all sides until meat reaches desired doneness. Remove the rolls from the skillet, lower the heat and add the water, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to the pan. Bring the sauce to a simmer for several minutes until it begins to thicken. Serve the steak rolls drizzled with sauce.
These savory bundles make a delicious shared appetizer at a casual party. Substitute goat or feta cheese if desired. Add caramelized onions to the rolls for a rich, sweet earthy flavor.
191 calories, 14 g. fat, 49 mg. cholesterol, 20 mg. sodium, 2 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 14 g. protein