Tenderloin with Pear-Cran Chutney

Tenderloin with Pear-Cran Chutney may sound fancy, but it’s an easy-to make, lean, healthy lunch option packed full of flavor for just 231 calories per serving!  

It’s tart, it’s sweet, it’s a mouthful of lean meat. Looking to break away from ordinary lunches? In under 20 minutes, you can whip this recipe up for a tasty change of pace!

Ingredients for Tenderloin with Pear-Cran Chutney

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks
  • 1 tbsp light cooking oil (I use Grapeseed)
  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of grape juice (100% juice)
  • 2 firm ripe pears peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (your choice of dark/light)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice

Directions for Tenderloin with Pear-Cran Chutney

  1. Add 1 tbsp of oil to 12-inch skillet and place over medium-high heat. Once smoke rises from oil, add the onion, garlic, and juice. Sauté for about 3 minutes, until onion is tender but not brown.
  2. Add the pears, cranberries, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  Transfer chutney to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Bring the heat back up to medium and add the beef to the skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve with the chutney.


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


Calories 231 kcal
Protein 25 g
Fat 5 g
Carb 21 g
Fiber 20 g
Sugar 8 g

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