Spinach-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Recipe from Midwest Living

A spinach stuffing laced with Parmesan cheese and garlic fills the center of this lean beef tenderloin. Serve it for a special dinner with friends.



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Ingredients
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    3   tablespoons 
    finely chopped onion
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    1   large 
    clove garlic, minced
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    1   tablespoon 
    butter or margarine
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    1  10  ounce package 
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
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    1/3  cup 
    fine dry bread crumbs
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    1/4  cup 
    grated Parmesan cheese
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    1  2 1/2 - 3  pound 
    beef tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
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    2   teaspoons 
    coarsely ground black pepper

Directions
1.
In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add well-drained spinach to onion mixture; cook and stir until just heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and the 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Set the spinach mixture aside.
2.
Using a long, thin knife, insert the blade into one end of the beef tenderloin. Cut to, but not through, the length of the loin to butterfly the meat. Spread the tenderloin open. Sprinkle the cut surface with a little salt and pepper. Spoon spinach mixture along length of tenderloin. Close tenderloin; tie securely in several places with kitchen string. Rub outside of beef tenderloin with the 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper.
3.
Place the stuffed beef tenderloin on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the meat. Roast, uncovered, in a 425 degree F oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 145 degree F (for medium-rare).
4.
Remove roast from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Slice to serve. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 273, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 93, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 6, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 32, vit. A (RE) 587, vit. C (mg) 9, sodium (mg) 276, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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