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.

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.

Peppercorn Pastries with Beef

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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.

Beef Tenderloin with Port Sauce

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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

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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.

Coriander-Studded Tenderloin Steak

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Seasoned beef tenderloin steaks make for a satisfying low-calorie, low-carb meal.

Beef Tenderloin with Three Spreads

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Treat your guests to the aroma of beef or pork tenderloin sizzling in the oven. Serve with a trio of tasty spreads.

Beef Steaks Wellington

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Make this extra-special beef dish for a celebratory dinner.

Rosemary Beef Tenderloin

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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.

Coastal Bend Texas Beef Tenderloin

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Prepare the beef ahead, then chill to let the the spice rub fully flavor the tender meat.

Steak with Pan Sauce

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Sumptuous steak is topped with an irresistible pan sauce using red wine, beef broth, and shallots.

Total: 20 mins

Boeuf en Croute (Beef in Puff Pastry)

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This culinary work of art -- also known as Beef Wellington -- is dressed to impress, making it exactly what you need for a very special dinner. Since the crust-enclosed beef is sure to steal the show, make side dishes super simple. Oven roasted carrots or asparagus would be perfect.

Stovetop Stroganoff

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You need only one skillet for this takoff on classic stroganoff.

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

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Good food makes the holidays shine and this succulent roast beef tenderloin recipe is no exception. The creamy mushroom sauce adds the crowning touch.

Beef Tenderloin with Onion-Cherry Chutney

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Apples, cherries, and a flavorful sauce make this beef tenderloin fit for any holiday dinner.

Chilled Thai Tenderloin and Pasta with Tons of Basil

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The cooked beef is chilled for this dish, which is served with pasta that's been tossed in Thai peanut sauce.

Filet with Crab Topping

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Special dinners call for an impressive meal. This one shows off a beef tenderloin steak wrapped in bacon and topped with a rice and crabmeat accent.

Total: 40 mins

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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Roasting beef over a bed of herbs infuses the meat with fragrance and flavor. Serve with mushroom tumble and spicy horseradish cream sauce.

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