Gooey Orange Glazed Beef

Gooey Orange Glazed Beef

Fillet of beef has less fat than other steaks. Therefore, I always serve it rare. Grill it a bit longer if you prefer.



1/2 cup diced (1/4 inch) onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
2 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
1/4 cup dark rum
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 fillets of beef (2 pounds each)
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Prepare the glaze ahead of time: Wilt the onion in the oil over low heat in a heavy saucepan until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 3 minutes longer.

  2. Stir in the orange juice, molasses and rum. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until the mixture is reduced to 11/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  3. Brush the fillets with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes on one side. Using tongs, turn the meat; brush the glaze on the top and sides. Grill for another 5 minutes for medium-rare meat. Turn and grill the meat on the sides to brown for 1 to 2 minutes, brushing all over with the glaze. Let the meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing 1/2-inch thick.

Serves 8. Per serving: 410 calories, 19g carbohydrate, 39g protein, 18g fat, 115mg cholesterol.

B-man :wink: