Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Bite-sized beef cubes are easy to pop in your mouth as you mingle at parties. The sweet caramelized onion and salty blue cheese add unforgettable taste.
Beef Tenderloin Lollipops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled blue cheese


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in oil and 1 tablespoon butter until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, cut roast into 1-1/2-in. cubes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef in batches in remaining butter.
  3. Transfer beef to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; top with onions and blue cheese. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until beef reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Insert skewers into appetizers.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 100 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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