Cocoa-spiced beef tenderloin with pineapple salsa

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Cocoa-spiced beef tenderloin with pineapple salsa

Cocoa-spiced beef tenderloin with pineapple salsa

Latin American flavors come alive in this festive beef dish with fruity salsa
Ingredients

– Prep time: 20 minutes.
– Cook time: 20 minutes.
– yield: 4 servings.
– serving size: 4 oz tenderloin roast, ¼ C salsa.
– ½ Tbsp vegetable oil.
– 1 beef tenderloin roast (16 oz).
– For salsa:.
– ½ C canned diced pineapple, in fruit juice, chopped into small pieces.
– ¼ C red onion, minced.
– 2 tsp fresh cilantro, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or substitute ¼ tsp dried coriander).
– 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
– For seasoning:.
– 1 tsp ground black pepper.
– 1 tsp ground coriander.
– 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon.
– ¼ tsp ground allspice.
– 1 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened).
– 2 tsp chili powder.
– ¼ tsp salt.

Instructions

Step 1:Preheat oven to 375 ºF.
Step 2:For the salsa, combine all ingredients and toss well. Let sit for 10–15 minutes to marinate while preparing the seasoning and cooking the meat.
Step 3:For the beef tenderloin seasoning, combine all ingredients. Lightly oil the tenderloin and spread an even layer of the dry seasoning over the entire roast.
Step 4:Place the seasoned roast on a roasting or broiling pan and roast for 10–15 minutes (to a minimum internal temperature of 145 ºF). Let cool for 5 minutes before carving into 16 slices (1 ounce each).
Step 5:Serve four slices of the tenderloin with ¼ cup salsa on the side.

Note : Delicious with a side of rice and Grilled Romaine Lettuce With Caesar Dressing

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