Fig-Cocoa Glazed Beef Tenderloin
Juicy beef tenderloin is accompanied by a smoky fig steak sauce. Make a side of mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce.
- Fig-Cocoa Glaze8 oz dried California Mission figs, stemmed and quartered
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 2 Tbs vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 2 1/2 lbs fully-trimmed beef tenderloin
- Mission Fig Steak Sauce8 oz dried California Mission figs, stemmed and quartered
- 2 guajillo, ancho, or New Mexico chiles, stemmed and seeded
- 1/2 white onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 quart water
- 1 chipotle chile canned in adobo (or 1 Tbs smoked chile sauce)
- 1 1/2 tsp sherry vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Fig-Cocoa GlazeCombine quartered figs and garlic in 1-quart saucepan. Stir in water, sugar, and vinegar; bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until figs are soft; cool.
- Put into blender container and add remaining ingredients; process until smooth, adding water as needed to make a slightly thick paste. Store in refrigerator.
- TenderloinPreheat oven to 400F. Rub tenderloin generously with Fig-Cocoa Glaze and arrange on rack in roasting pan. Place in oven and roast at 400F for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 300F and roast for 20 minutes more or until internal temperature is 145F for rare to 160F for medium.
- Mission Fig Steak SauceCombine quartered figs, chiles, onion, garlic, bay leaf, and water in 2-quart saucepan; heat to a boil and simmer gently, about 30 minutes or until figs are soft; cool.
- Turn into blender container and add remaining ingredients; process until smooth, adding water as needed to desired consistency. Store in refrigerator.
- To serve, let tenderloin stand for 10 to 15 minutes when done. Then, slice and serve with Mission Fig Steak Sauce on the side.
Calories from Fat 142 (41%)
(24%)Total Fat 16g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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