Herbed Beef Tenderloin
Flavorul Herbed Beef Tenderloin you can grill or roast. With either choice, the meat will be tender and juicy. Served with a delicious sour cream mixture.
1/4 cup finely snipped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Dijon style mustard
1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil or cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 pound beef tenderloin roast, trimmed of separable fat
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream
2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
In small mixing bowl stir together parsley, the 2-tablespoons mustard, the rosemary, thyme, garlic, oil, and pepper. Rub over top and sides of meat.
In a covered grill arrange hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the drip pan.* Place roast on grill rack over drip pan, but not over coals. Insert a meat thermometer in center of roast. Lower the grill hood. Grill about 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 140-degrees. (Or, place meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into center of meat. Roast, uncovered, in a 325-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 140-degrees.)
Cover meat with foil and let stand for 15 minutes (the temperature of the meat will rise five degrees during standing).
Meanwhile, stir together sour cream and the 2-teaspoons mustard. Thinly slice meat. Serve with sour cream mixture. If desired, sprinkle with additional black pepper.
To check for medium heat, hold your hand, palm side down, over the grill where the meat will cook and at about the same height of the meat. The heat is right when you can hold you hand there for only three seconds.
If you don't have fresh rosemary and/or thyme on hand, use good quality dried. How much to use? The standard practice is for every tablespoon of fresh herb, use 1 teaspoon dried.
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories: 207; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Sodium: 92mg; Protein: 25g; Carbohydrates: 2g; Fiber: 0g;
Exchanges: 1 Protein