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Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Grits

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 60 min.
The mixture of shitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms bring complex flavor to traditional steak dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 center-cut beef tenderloin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 3 Tbs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 lb assorted wild mushrooms (oyster, cremini and shiitake), coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • cooked grits

Directions

  • Heat oven to 425°F. Combine thyme and pepper; reserve 1 tablespoon for mushrooms. Press remaining seasoning mixture evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.
  • Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef, not resting in fat. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 425°F oven 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 45 to 50 minutes for medium doneness.
  • Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)
  • Meanwhile melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and 1 tablespoon reserved seasoning; cook and stir about 7 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Keep warm.
  • Carve roast into slices. Serve over grits, as desired; top with mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 362
  Calories from Fat 127 (35%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(3%)Sodium 77mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(74%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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