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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


  • 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


  • 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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