Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This main meat dish is so flavorful and delicious; you can serve this to your family or dinner guests who won't guess that they are eating a recipe out of a "diet" cookbook. This recipe can be eaten during Phase 1 of the diet. Recipe courtesy of the South Beach Diet Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place each 3 oz piece of tenderloin between wax paper and pound with a mallet until the steak is about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Pat meat with paper towel to dry; season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, melt 3 Tbsp of the margarine and cook meat on medium to high heat for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the meat from skillet onto a plate and keep warm.
  5. In the same skillet, melt 2 Tbsp of margarine and saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic until veggies are semi-soft.
  6. Add the mustard powder and Worcestershire, mixing well.
  7. Add the meat to skillet and cook until meat is done to your liking.
  8. Remove the meat and keep warm; combine lemon juice and parsley in the skillet and cook until warmed.
  9. Pour sauce over the meat and garnish with chives; serve.
Most Helpful

This was quite good. I'll definitely be making this one again. I used sirloin steak - it's all I had, and I substituted green onions for the chives. Thanks for the great recipe!

grneyedmustang July 30, 2008

Yummy. I left out the mushrooms as my husband does not like them otherwise I made exactly as stated. We are "beaching it" and this steak was so nice - I wished I could have eaten more.

sugaree September 28, 2006

I changed this a bit to suit my family and it was good. I added crushed red pepper and substituted the mushrooms with summer squash and zucchini. YUMMY

Kirste August 02, 2004