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Chipotle-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Chipotle-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Go ahead, rub it in! Coating traditional tenderloin with lively, peppery flavors gives it a south-of-the-border twist. Your family or dinner guests will be impressed. —Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1. Brush beef with oil. Combine the remaining ingredients; rub over meat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 2. Place on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45-55 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef equals 195 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 351 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 3 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.