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Beef Medallions with Fresh Horseradish Sauce

Beef Medallions with Fresh Horseradish Sauce

Chef John

"This quick and easy dish is dedicated to that little mini-season between summer and fall, that time of year when I crave hearty, comforting dishes that are still light and simple to make."
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40 m servings 431 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 34 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 544 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place cherry tomatoes into a bowl and season with black pepper, salt, and sugar. Stir in rice wine vinegar. Let stand about 15 minutes to let flavors blend.
  2. Stir 2 tablespoons horseradish into creme fraiche in a small bowl; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Cut steaks in half across the grain and pound each piece to about 3/8 inch thick. Season each side generously with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Lay steaks onto a work surface and sprinkle each piece lightly with flour. Pat the flour into the meat. Repeat on other side. Let meat rest for 10 minutes to let flour adhere.
  4. Place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, pour in vegetable oil, and heat until small wisps of smoke are visible rising off the oil. Lay steaks into the hot oil (meat should sizzle) and sear until browned, about 2 minutes per side. When you see beef juices accumulate on the surface of the meat, flip and brown the other side, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and let rest for about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour excess oil from the skillet and pour water into the skillet. Scrape up and dissolve any browned meat juices from the bottom of the skillet; continue to cook until slightly thickened, about 30 seconds. Pour pan juices over tomatoes and stir to combine.
  6. Divide about half the tomato mixture with juice per serving into the bottom of 2 large soup plates. Top each with 2 beef medallions and a spoonful of horseradish cream. Grate about 1/2 teaspoon horseradish over each serving and top with about 1 teaspoon of chives.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Fresh horseradish isn't really that hot, but it does have a beautiful, fresh flavor. Grate it with a Microplane® for best results.
  • You can substitute sour cream for creme fraiche if you like.

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When my husband came to the table to eat he said he kind of wanted to go out to eat. By the time he finished this dish he said, " this was better than going out! It was different from how I have...


Husband loved this so easy but looks special

This is one of my favorite meals. Followed the recipe as written. Left overs make a great meal for the next day. Thanks Chef John.

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