Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Remember when I was telling you last week about the delicious dish we made with those zucchini fries? Well this is it! Have you ever been in the mood to cook something you know will be labor intensive and delicious?? I was like that a few weeks ago I felt like I hadn’t been in the kitchen in forever, which was probably the case because after Thanksgiving I avoided the Kitchen like the plague and then I could feel christmas rolling around so I wasn’t dying to spend extra time in there. BUT, like I said, this particular weekend we had the itch! So we started out like we do everytime we have the itch, scouring all my cook books and pinterest board for the perfect meal so suit our tastes, and, of course, nothing does, so we search some more, and then we stumbled upon this Paula Deen recipe and adapted it for our tastes that evening!


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 package of frozen thawed spinach
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) beef tenderloin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Soy sauce, to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium skillet, melt the butter and cook the shallots or onionover low heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the mushroomsand cook over low heat about 5 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half. Let cool.

Butterfly the beef tenderloin by cutting the beef lengthwise down the center to within 1/2-inch of the other side. Set the beef aside.


To stuff the tenderloin, open the beef and sprinkle in the inside with salt and pepper and rub with soy sauce. Spoon the mushroom mixture down the center of the tenderloin. Bring the 2 sides of the tenderloin up and around the filling to meet.


Using butcher string, tie the tenderloin together at 2-inch intervals. Place the tenderloin in a roasting pan.

Roast for 40 minutes for medium rare. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice about 1 1/2 inches thick.

We  cooked ours for the 40 minutes it called for and it was PERFECT and tender. Prior to cooking the meal David and I decided it would either be a HUGE let down for all the work OR it would be absolutely amazing, and we would want to cook it for everyone. Thankfully, the latter was true.


This is definitely a good family meal, we were able to eat off of it a few times, and each time was just as delicious! We talked about trying to find some sort of other stuffing to try for next time, ya know, change it up a little! Have you guys tried anything new in the kitchen lately? Any recommendations for some delicious new recipes to try?  Im all ears!


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