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Leftover beef tenderloin. Ideas?

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I have a lovely 1 1/2 lb. hunk of beautifully roasted beef tenderloin sitting in my fridge leftover from yesterday's final holiday blowout meal. I don't think I've ever had leftover tenderloin, so I'm not quite sure how to serve/treat it with the respect its price deserves. Any ideas for serving it cold? Warm? In a hash? It is cooked to a perfect rare/med. rare, so I hesitate to do too much to it, but would love to see it brought to life this evening for dinner on this snowy day in Western Pa.

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  1. We have tenderloin several times a year and always plan for leftovers. The two things I always hope to make are beef stroganoff (I can give you my method if you are interested) and steak subs with carmelized onions and brie.

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    1. re: Janet from Richmond

      I made two tenderloins last nite and have almost a whole one leftover. I would love your Beef Stroganoff recipe.



    2. A cold sandwich with a bit of fresh horseradish. Or a quick stirfry with some cabbage, broccoli, or whatever vegetables you have handy.

      1. I also had some leftover tenderloin from Christmas day. I decided to slice it up and heat it quickly in beef broth. I then put it on torpedo rolls that I sliced open and drizzled some of the broth on the inside. I topped this with steamed onions and a slice of provolone and put them under the broiler for a minute or so to melt the cheese. I served them with some of the broth on the side for dipping ala a French Dip sandwich. They might have been the best steak sandwiches I’ve ever had.

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        1. re: TomDel

          I am actually doing a tenderloin roast tonite, with anticipating leftovers to try mini beef wellingtons. A trail run for super bowl party and will try a horseradish cream dip to go with it.

        2. A sandwich, definitely. Possibly a steak & cheese.

          1. -on top of a salad of microgreens, tomatoes, sprouts, thinly sliced red onions and poppyseed dressing
            -sliced thinly atop ramen or udon noodle soup; or actually any noodle dish
            -chopped and used for fried rice

            1. If you want it warm, what I do is put it on a plate, cover with wax paper and microwave it at 30% for a minute, on a turntable. Check it, and if it isn't warm enough do it again, watching closely to not over do it. This usually keeps it rare, but heats it nicely.

              I like to make a sandwich, myself, like a french dip, but my DH won't eat it any other way than what I described above.

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              1. re: danhole

                One more thing to add: make sure you bring it to room temperature before nuking.

                I love salads with steak, goat cheese, and onions. Or blue cheese instead of goat cheese.

              2. Today before work I took my leftover Prime Rib and put into my crock pot with some "special" sauces/bbq and will have the most delicious bbq beef for dinner tonight.

                1. This evening we used the left over beef tenderloin in a quick eggs benedict. Sliced thin it worked out very well.

                  1. Beef pot pie with puff pastry crust!!!

                      1. Beef Dip Sandwich with cheese(your choice) and caramelized onions(optional). Bring 3 cups of beef stock to boil, lower heat to med, put thinly sliced beef in stock and let it heat for 1 mins, warm baguette, brush with garlic butter, layer bread with sliced beef, onions and cheese, melt cheese in the oven, serve with beef jus, dip and enjoy