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What to do with leftover tenderloin????

I have half of a very rare nice beef tenderloin left over. What can I do with it besides make french dip or other sandwich?

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  1. I wonder if it might work to cut it into thick crosswise slices, let the sliced beef come up to room temp, quickly grill or pan sear it over high heat, and then prepare as tournedos.

    1. Slice it thin and top a salad of fresh mesclun or crisp romaine, and add thinly sliced red onions and chunks of blue cheese. Dressing should be a light vinegraitte, balsamic preferable. Great steak salads are wonderful

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      1. re: RGC1982

        Drool... I might add a touch of mustard to the vinaigrette, too!

      2. Here's one of my favorite recipes for leftover beef:


        It's very forgiving. I make it with leftovers or will grill a steak specifically for it. It's really (really!) good.

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        1. re: JoanN

          So is this more or less like a salad do you serve the meat cold or do you re-heat it?

          1. re: Analisas mom

            Yes, it's very much like a steak salad. I usually aim for room temp for the meat, but it's often on the cool side. Definitely not reheated.

          1. I like to add it sliced, to some pasta with a simple white sauce

            1. I would make, if you're up for it, a series of sauces-- aioli, mustard, maybe an herbed salt. Boil some potatoes and other veggies. Cool them to room temp and cut the tenderloin and bring it to room temp then serve a big platter of the meat and veggies with the sauces and some crusty bread.

              1. Thanks all for the replys we just finished dinner and I went with a bed of field greens red onion gorgozola grape tomatos toasted almonds and very soft poached eggs with balsamic and evoo. It was delish. I will use the rest tomorrow for kiddo's school lunch.