Lunch / Dinner
Caprese Beef Tenderloin
This simple steak dish is based on the famous Caprese salad, an Italian favorite made of fresh tomatoes, basil, cheese, and extra-virgin olive oil. With such a short ingredient list, the key is in the quality. Caprese’s flavors are a perfect match for beef and a simple way to give a lean cut, like tenderloin, some pretty big flavor.
Because this dish cooks so quickly, have all of your ingredients prepared before you begin cooking.
Season steaks with salt and pepper; brush bread with oil.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add steaks and bread; cook 3 minutes. Turn steaks and bread. Cook steaks 2 minutes more and bread until toasted on both sides. Transfer bread to serving plates; place steaks on top of bread and allow steaks to rest, 5 minutes.
Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium-high. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes; cook until softened, 2–3 minutes. Stir in vinegar and cook, 1 minute more.
Serve steaks and bread with tomato sauce. Top steaks with mozzarella and basil.
Cook steaks and bread together in the same skillet. Keep an eye on the bread as it may cook quicker.
Add vinegar to tomatoes. The zing of the vinegar will complement the richness of the steak and cheese.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 33%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Carbs 36g 12%
Fiber 3g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.