Saturday, March 5, 2011

0 Tenderloin with Country Beans and Broccoli

This past month I've been doing quite a bit of travelling for work, so I grew homesick of having a full kitchen. Tenderloin is probably one of my favorite meals because I have memories of my grandparents cooking them when I was younger. Tenderloin is the best cut of beef you could purchase; its got many of the flavors of fattier beef, yet is rather lean. I wanted to describe how to make a dinner that is easy to make, yet is totally delicious. If you want to spend less on the tenderloin, and cut of beef should be substitutable, or you could substitute with chicken breast.

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

-Beef Tenderloin, salted and peppered
-Fresh broccoli
-Country Style Beans

1. Preheat a grill pan on medium high heat. Grease the pan with canola oil, and then place the tenderloin on the pan. Cook the tenderloin for about 4 minutes to get a nice sear on the outside of the steak. Sear each side of the steak for 4 minutes per side.

2. Place the pan in the oven at 350F (make sure it is an oven safe pan) and cover with aluminum foil. Cook for about 10-15 minutes before checking for done-ness. You can use a knife and fork to gently look inside to see if the steak is done. Remove from oven when done and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
3. While the steak is cooking, prepare the Country Style Beans.
4. While the steak is cooking, boil a pot of water. Immerse the broccoli into the water, and boil for about 3-4 minutes, then remove from water and drain.

I hope you enjoy, and happy weekend everyone!

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