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Coffee And Chocolate Encrusted Beef Tenderloin With Tortilla Sauce

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  Beef roast 3 1⁄2 Pound
  Coffee beans 3 Tablespoon, ground
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For sauce
  Corn tortillas 2 (yellow)
  Dried red chili 2 Medium
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Red onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic cloves 4 Medium, chopped
  Chipotle and adobo sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Homemade chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For garnish
  Butter 1 Teaspoon
  Oyster mushroom 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Using kitchen scissors roughly cut the tortillas in strips and then in squares.
3. Cut the top of the chilli and remove the seeds, and chop roughly.
4. In a plate mix together coffee and cocoa powder and set aside.
5. Rub the roast well with olive oil, salt and pepper.
6. Roll the beef in the coffee mixture and coat well.

7. In a greased baking tray, place the roast and bake for about 10 minutes
8. Lower the temperature of the oven to 250°F and cook it until the internal temperature is 135°F.
9. Remove the beef out from oven and allow it to rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
10. In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and saute onion and garlic until soft.
11. Add 1 more tablespoon of butter, chopped chillies, tortillas, chipotle and adobe sauce, and allow to cook for 5 minutes more stirring occasionally.
12. Add in the chicken stock, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
13. Take the pan off the heat and puree the sauce using a hand blender.
14. Pass the sauce through a fine strainer, pressing with a wooden spoon.
15. Add in salt, brown sugar and cream and stir well to mix and keep warm.

16. In a pan heat butter and saute mushroom for about 5 minutes or until cooked.
17. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper and set aside.
18. Slice the beef to desired thickness.

19. On a serving plate, spoon the tortilla sauce and place beef slices.
20. Serve hot topped with sautéed mushrooms.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
55 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
If you are not a traditionalist and are you looking for a unique main course idea for the holiday season then this beef tenderloin recipe is a showstopper! This recipe has “special” pressed all over it. Beef tenderloin is a pricey cut, and perfect special occasion meat, just like prime rib or goose. People are usually enticed as soon as they hear the word beef, and tenderloin clearly ups the ante. Add chocolate and coffee-crusted, and it's pretty unlikely that anyone will be able to resist. Even someone who

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