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Thyme and Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin
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Tender roast loin of beef with a fresh thyme/brandy gravy.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 7 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152.1
Total Carbs 1.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Potassium 55.5 mg
Protein 22.6 g
Sodium 496.8 mg
Dietary Exchanges
, 1/2 Vegetables , 2 1/2 Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 tbsp  fresh thyme
1 1/4 tsp  salt
0 1/2 tsp  black pepper
0 1/4 tsp  ground allspice
1 3/4 lb  extra lean beef tenderloin
1 each  cooking spray
0.3333 cup  brandy
0 1/4 cup  shallots, chopped
1 1/2 cup  fat free unsalted beef broth
  1. Mix together 2 teaspoons thyme, salt, pepper, and allspice. Massage mixture onto surface of beef. Cover securely with plastic wrap and chill 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Heat a cooking spray coated frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook beef 5 minutes, flipping to sear on all sides. Move beef to a cooking spray coated rack and place in a roasting pan. Bake 26 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads at least 135 degrees F or until preferred degree of doneness. Take beef out of oven and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Add brandy to roasting pan and scrape bottom of pan to release all browned bits.
  5. Heat a cooking spray coated frying pan over medium heat. Saute shallots 4 minutes. Pour in brandy mixture, broth, and remaining thyme. Let simmer 4 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Spoon some over beef and serve the rest on the side.

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