Beef Tenderloin

Tender and lean, beef tenderloin is an elegant cut for special occasions. From whole peppered beef tenderloin to Chateaubriand, these easy recipes let you make the most of beef tenderloin -- and make an impression on your guests.

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Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Betty Crocker

Drape a rich mushroom sauce over slices of perfectly seasoned beef tenderloin for a memorable holiday dinner.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Paprika-Rubbed Tenderloin with Citrus-Mustard Butter

Food & Wine

Jean-Georges Vongerichten loves the classic combination of steak with mustard; for this steak sauce he blends dry mustard with fresh orange juice.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Beef Wellington

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Looking for an impressive dish for the holidays? It takes a little time to put this dish together, but it's simple to do...and the results are outstanding and delicious.

Total: 2 hrs 50 mins

Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic-Herb Butter

Food & Wine

Our national appetite for grilled meat shows no sign of abating. In Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book, pit master Chris Lilly shares his secrets for prizewinning meat -- like the beef here, marinated in black pepper and brown sugar.

Total: 1 hr 40 mins

Eric Ripert's Surf and Turf

Food & Wine

This luxe surf and turf features escolar, a deliciously fatty fish, and extravagantly marbled Kobe or wagyu beef.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Steak Tartare

Fine Cooking Books

The great steak tartare can only be made with one cut of beef and that is the tenderloin. If anyone tells you anything different, they are WRONG! Also, the meat should never be ground; it should be chopped by hand until it is finely minced. Let everyone mix their own tartare at the table, because we all like it different, don't we?

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Celery Root Gratin

Food & Wine

Wine bar owner-chef William Abitbol substitutes nutty celery root for potato in his riff on a classic creamy gratin. He serves it with his tenderloin steaks topped with a rich pan sauce.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Carpaccio with Arugula, Lemon & Truffle Oil

Fine Cooking Books

The great carpaccio is famously named after the Italian Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio, who loved to contrast red and white. Well, that's the story anyway. Many will argue that carpaccio should be simply raw beef tenderloin sliced very thinly and served with a sprinkle of olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, and salt. Delicious as that may be, this can be a little more exciting.

Salt-, Peppercorn- and Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

Ladies' Home Journal

Beef tenderloin is good on its own but you can make it extra special by coating it with salt and peppercorns and topping with a red wine sauce.

Total: 1 hr 50 mins

How to Prepare Beef Tenderloin

For holidays and special dinners, a meltingly tender beef tenderloin is a real treat for friends and family. It's an expensive cut of meat (the tenderloin is where filet mignon comes from), however, so it's worth learning how to prepare a beef tenderloin properly. Who wants to spend that much money and then overcook it or bring it to the table too rare? With this recipe, you'll have a perfect tenderloin every time.

Beef Tenderloin

Atkins - Phase 1

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Total: 50 mins

Beef Tenderloin with Port Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Puff pastry creates a topper for beef tenderloin. Make this recipe, along with roasted potatoes, when entertaining guests.

Beef Tenderloin with Maytag Blue Cheese-Buttermilk Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

Dress up a beef tenderloin roast with an aromatic dressing. The creamy blue cheese sauce with a snap of Dijon mustard is a tasty complement to Christmas dinner.

Peppercorn Pastries with Beef

Better Homes and Gardens

Thaw puff pastry at room temperature in about 30 minutes. Or in the refrigerator about 4 hours. Keep it covered when thawing to create these savory beef appetizers with ease.

Simply Dressed® Bachelor Salad

Marzetti Simply Dressed

Succulent beef tenderloin, crisp iceberg lettuce, creamy Simply Dressed® Blue Cheese Salad Dressing and other savory ingredients make up a meal that satisfies even the biggest appetites.

Total: 20 mins

Beef Tenderloin: A Delicious (and Nutritious) Choice

Beef tenderloin and filet mignon are the most popular cuts of beef around the holidays. As indulgent as it feels, however, there's no need to feel guilty about the nutritional aspects of this festive meal. A 3-ounce serving of well-trimmed beef tenderloin (or filet mignon) has only 165 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat--about the same as a serving of roasted turkey! In fact, the majority of the fat found in beef tenderloin is monounsaturated fat--the same heart-healthy type of fat found in olive oil and almonds. Beef is also higher in iron, zinc, and selenium than poultry.

Rosemary Beef Tenderloin

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner is simple. Just brush the meat with a Dijon mustard mix and pop it in the oven. Make it even more elegant by tucking in slices of garlic and herb goat cheese.

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