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Chipotle-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

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
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Brush beef with oil. Combine the remaining ingredients; rub over meat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 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 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 195 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • redram37
    Sep 22, 2010

    I like the recipe, but I would like to know: What is Chipotle pepper? Can someone tell me? It is not available in Australia, so I left it out and added a little extra cayenne..

  • Alice36
    Jul 29, 2009

    I can't handle the spicy dishes either--hot or not--my stomach dislikes them. And I'm not diabetic either. So I just leave out that 'stuff' & maybe add water chestnuts or something else, or maybe nothing else. It is getting harder & harder to find "good ole American" food anymore in restaurants. Most seniors (& I didn't say all) cannot deal with this spicy stuff. Alice

  • ErikB
    Jul 29, 2009

    [quote user="carolynvasco"]My husband and I are looking for NO PEPPER recipes. We are 63 years old and our stomachs cannot handle peppers! No hot spicey dishes please! Young people seem to forget that diabetics are often OLDER, and have older stomachs.[/quote] I just used the search function on this site and found 122 total choices for Beef Tenderloin Recipes. Try to remember that we need to cater to all sorts of tastes.Take care,Erik

  • Flowers7886
    Jul 29, 2009

    Diabetics are often older?!? Type 2 diabetes is not the only diabetes in this world. There is also Type 1 diabetes which usually occurs when you are younger!If you don't like the spicy dishes omit the peppers.

  • carolynvasco
    Jul 29, 2009

    My husband and I are looking for NO PEPPER recipes. We are 63 years old and our stomachs cannot handle peppers! No hot spicey dishes please! Young people seem to forget that diabetics are often OLDER, and have older stomachs.