Stuffed Tenderloin

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 18 to 20 servings

Make this incredible meat ahead and refrigerate until ready to cook for an outstanding meal.

Ingredients

1 (5- to 6-pound) beef tenderloin
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (10-ounce) bag fresh spinach, rinsed, stemmed and chopped
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Trim any excess fat from meat.  Make a lengthwise cut along the center or the tenderloin, but not all the way through (about 1/3 way down), set aside.
  3. In a skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, suate the onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add the spinach and cook just until the spinach is wilted, stirring constantly, about 1 minute.  Remove from the heat and stir in the bread crumbs and cheese.  Season to taste.
  4. Spread the spinach mixture in the slit of the meat.  Squeeze loosely together.  Cover the top of the stuffing on the tenderloin loosely with foil.  Place cut side up in a roasting pan.  Season the meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Pour the Worcestershire sauce over.  Cook for 40 to 45 minutes for medium rare or to desired doneness.
  5. In a microwave dish heat together the bouillon cube, water, and any drippings from the meat and 2 minutes.  Slice the tenderloin and pour the sauce over.

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