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Beef Tenderloin Tail - Recipe please

Lillydu Jan 8, 2008 03:39 PM

I purchased a whole beef tenderloin from Costco for Christmas dinner. I realized before I cooked it that there was too much meat for us, so I cut off the tail and another loose piece and froze it. So, does anyone have a good recipe for me that I can use with these pieces. I need to replace the batteries in my food scale, but I think there's about 2 pounds.

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  1. grampart RE: Lillydu Jan 8, 2008 03:45 PM

    I cut the small pieces in "chunks" and pound them thin between pieces of plastic wrap. Cook these "minute steaks" quickly in a cast iron pan for excellent steak sandwiches.

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      QSheba RE: Lillydu Jan 8, 2008 04:12 PM

      Fajitas! Yum:)

      Another option, Cook's Illustrated recommends using tenderloin for their Beef Stroganoff recipe. The tail end is great b/c you only need small pieces and flavor/texture changes from freezing shouldn't be too noticeable in Stroganoff.

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        paulj RE: QSheba Jan 8, 2008 04:20 PM

        Use versions of stroganoff that require quickly cooking the meat, not a long stew.

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          potterstreet RE: paulj Jan 9, 2008 06:48 AM

          picked up some filet on manager's special (was about to go out of date and since i shop daily i often hit a bonanza in my butcher's section!) and made this - was lovely - in my opinion, but the reviews on epicurious are allover the place!



          1. re: paulj
            QSheba RE: paulj Jan 10, 2008 11:17 AM

            Yes Paul..that is why I recommended the Cooks Illustrated version...it is quick and calls for filet/tenderloin and takes about 20 minutes to cook.

        2. blackbookali RE: Lillydu Jan 9, 2008 04:43 PM

          I buy filet tails all the time(such a good deal) and I sear them on a cast iron grill pan(evoo, s&p) and top it with a puttanesca sauce.

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