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Feb 11, 2011 10:27 AM

I have the beef, now what do I do with it?

I just picked up a 3 lb beef tenderloin roast...what's your favourite way to cook it?


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  1. Marinate it,sear it and finish in the oven, You can do it whole or cut into steaks. If you have,use a meat thermometer....enjoy!
    P.S for a quick sauce remove meat from pan,drain most of the fat,deglaze with red wine, scrapping all the bits off the bottom of the pan,reduce a bit and finish with a knob of butter.

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    1. re: petek

      I cook it this way too. Then I usually make Soulard's cognac sauce (google it).

      1. re: petek

        Thanks - it turned out great! Glad I had a meat thermometer or I definitely would have taken it out too early.

      2. You need to remove all the silverskin before you do anything else.


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        1. re: I used to know how to cook...

          Yea,sorry I should have mentioned that part but I figured a 3lb tenderloin would have been prepped by the butcher.

          1. re: petek

            Yep, one would expect that but I've ALWAYS had to prep mine... Not that it's all that difficult to do but if it hasn't been done chaos will ensue! :)


            1. re: I used to know how to cook...

              Agreed :) Chevy14: You could also do a classic "Beef Wellington" Some puff pastry some mushroom duxelle and bob's yer uncle

              1. re: petek

                I will try this next time, thanks!