Marinated Spicy Beef and Baby Spinach

After you have marinated the beef, the dish takes but a few minutes to cook. Serve with gluten-free soy sauce and chopped scallions on the side and slices of lemon or lime.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1½ lbs. filet mignon, trimmed and cut into ½" slices
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach, stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl or glass baking dish, mix together the garlic, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons oil. Add the slices of filet mignon, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the wine, vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, and fish sauce; set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick pan over very high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. Quickly sauté the filet mignon slices until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Arrange the meat over a bed of spinach.
  • Add the wine mixture and butter to the pan and deglaze, reducing quickly. Pour over the spinach and meat.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1½ lbs. filet mignon, trimmed and cut into ½" slices
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach, stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl or glass baking dish, mix together the garlic, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons oil. Add the slices of filet mignon, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the wine, vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, and fish sauce; set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick pan over very high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. Quickly sauté the filet mignon slices until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Arrange the meat over a bed of spinach.
  • Add the wine mixture and butter to the pan and deglaze, reducing quickly. Pour over the spinach and meat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories470
Total Fat36g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium85mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars7g
Protein27g