Festive Beef Tenderloin Recipe
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Festive Beef Tenderloin Recipe

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Dressing up a tenderloin steak is quick and easy when you add the cracker crumb/herb topping suggested by Leann Meeds of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup crushed saltines
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Broil steaks 3-4 in. from the heat for 8 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, combine the cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, parsley, horseradish and pepper. Spread over steaks.
  2. Broil 2-6 minutes longer or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Festive Beef Tenderloin in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p22

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 129230
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"Yum, this is a great zippy take! Have made this a few times and always a hit!"

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