Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Tenderloin Steaks

The bold basil flavor of pesto blends beautifully in the grilled steak, and it's ready in just 20 minutes!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 2

Ingredients

2
(1-inch-thick) beef tenderloin steaks (about 3/4 lb.)
2
tablespoons purchased pesto
1
teaspoon oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Heat grill. With narrow sharp knife, make a 1-inch slit in one side of each steak. Make a pocket in each steak by moving knife around inside of steak. DO NOT ENLARGE THE 1-INCH OPENING.
  • 2 Spoon half of pesto into each steak, spreading it around the inside of the steak. Brush all sides of steaks with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place steaks on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 7 to 11 minutes or until of desired doneness, turning once.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe
    Calories
    365
    (
    Calories from Fat
    205),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    520mg
    520%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    1g
    1%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    38g
    38%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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