Thursday, June 4, 2009


Lately, we have been spoiling our children.  Seriously.  

For Memorial Day we BBQ'd up some nice filet mignon for the family.  This is the cut of meat I love the most, and let's be honest, I was totally spoiled as a kid, so that is what I should have now, right?  Months ago I got a bunch of tenderloin for an awesome price ($4.70 lb), and it has been sitting and waiting in the freezer.    Well, miss Lizzy devoured the meat.  She absolutely loved it, and had helping after helping of the yummy stuff.

In the process of making the filet mignon, I also defrosted the tenderloin roast (same thing, just not cut into steaks).  So 3 days later, I whipped up our family's special tenderloin recipe.  SUPER YUM!  As soon as I pulled out the raw tenderloin, Liz made a slurping noise, and said "mmmmm, I love meat, it is yummy when it is cooked."  What have I done?  Spoiled her, that is what.  I don't know if a five year old should know the joys of tender fabulous food yet, but she does, and I have spoiled her forever.

So, here is the FABU recipe that inspired slurping enjoyment and sighing ahhh's at the sight of raw meat. 

Beef Tenderloin

1 whole beef tenderloin roast (allow 1/3 lb. per person)
Fresh mushrooms- sliced 1/8 to 1/4" thick
(3-4 whole mushrooms per person)
1 to 2 cubes butter(depends on size of roast)
Onion salt

Rub roast with onion salt and pepper. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Can be refrigerated overnight)

Melt butter in an electric fry pan at 300 degrees. Brown roast on all sides, then reduce temperature to 250-275 degrees. Baste often with butter in frying pan. Allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours to cook. Remove roast to cutting board to rest while you sauté mushrooms. Add mushrooms to the butter/meat drippings and sauté 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown. Slice meat into 1/4 inch slices, place on warm serving platter. Pour mushrooms and sauce over sliced meat and serve immediately.


Megan said...

After Dads cooking, I think we've been ruined when it comes to "normal" cuts of meat. We've had a taste of the good life and we can never go back :). I just make sure to give my kids hotdogs and hamburger so that they don't have the high standards that we've experienced.

Min said...

The world needs more BEEF eaters, whatever the cut. Keep up the good work (and if you lived closer, we'd be knocking on your door for dinner!) I think kids of any age should learn to appreciate good food.

I'd buy tenderloin if I saw it at that price too! What a great deal.

Wade family said...

If only.... that's what I have to say about being spoiled or spoiling. But what a great cook you are, that sounds very tasty :) I've always liked whatever you've cooked!

The Driggs said...

I can't wait to try the new recipe...I love your cooking! I am loving that it has all that butter! And I agree with Lizzy, meat is yummy...when it's cooked! (I know how you are with raw chicken Sarah, and cooked is way better, isn't it?) It's fun to spoil the kids now and then!