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Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Dijon Cream

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Add robust flavor to beef tenderloin by sprinkling it with a coffee and ground black pepper rub. Thin slices of beef pair well with a creamy mustard sauce. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
lb beef tenderloin (center cut)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
large leaf lettuce leaves, torn into 24 small pieces
2
whole-grain French dinner rolls, cut into 24 (1/4-inch) slices
24
small thyme sprigs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. In small bowl, mix coffee granules, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle evenly over all sides of beef.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 3 minutes. Turn beef; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until very dark brown. Place beef in 9-inch square pan (or deep-dish pie pan). Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of beef.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until thermometer reads 140°F. Remove from oven. Let stand 5 minutes. Wrap in foil; refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mustard, mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover; refrigerate Dijon cream until serving time.
  • 5
    To serve, cut beef into 12 thin slices; cut each slice in half. Place 1 lettuce piece on each bread slice; top each with beef slice and heaping teaspoon Dijon cream. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

Expert Tips

  • Try topping these hearty appetizers with watercress instead of the thyme.
  • Chilling the beef before slicing it makes it easier to cut. If you're short on time, place the beef in the freezer for 1 hour instead of refrigerating it for 4 hours.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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