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Cocoa-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

My family and I have cooking competitions with secret ingredients and a 30-minute time limit. This tenderloin recipe earned me a sweet victory. — Gina Myers, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground coffee

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, mix cocoa and coffee. Dip steaks in cocoa mixture to coat all sides; shake off excess.
  • Place steaks on a rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 9-11 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
Nutrition Facts
1 steak: 252 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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  • masterfish
    Oct 2, 2019

    Sounded like it might have been good. But turned out to be a waste of expensive meat. Not a fan of this one.

  • Kasha
    Feb 2, 2014

    Watch this carefully. The cocoa mix caught fire with the broiler on high so turned it down to low broiler.Tried it with venison Turned out fine, interesting taste but was not a family hit.