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Jan 2, 2008 03:45 AM

Leftover beef tenderloin. Ideas?

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