July 23, 2009

Lean Beef & Bearnaise Dressing Potato Salad




Tender cuts of beef and warm potatoes lightly dressed with a marvelous Bearnaise sauce - a delightful and delicious entree or satisfying by itself.  

Lean Beef & Bearnaise Dressing Potato Salad

4 servings

12 small red potatoes, quartered (about 1 3/4 pounds)
4 shallots, quartered
2 teaspoons olive oil
Cooking spray
2 -4 ounce beef tenderloin steaks (3/4 inch thick)
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons Dijonnaise or another creamy-mustard mayonnaise blend
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine potatoes and quartered shallots in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; drizzle with oil, and toss gently. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add steaks; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from skillet; keep warm.
Add chopped shallots, wine, vinegar, water, and tarragon to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 2 minutes). Strain through a colander into a bowl; discard solids. Add mustard blend to wine mixture; stir well with a whisk. Cut steaks into thin slices. Combine potato mixture, beef, and tarragon mixture in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
Sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately while warm.

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