Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Total Time:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr 25 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound beef tenderloin, trimmed of fat and skin
  • For Spice Rub:
  • 1/4 cup coffee beans, finely ground
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • Sage leaves, for garnish, optional
Directions
  • Fold over thin end of meat and tie with string every inch or so along the length of the tenderloin.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Combine ingredients for the rub in a medium baking pan. Place meat inside pan and rub meat generously with the spice mixture. Let meat sit 15 minutes and repeat rub. Place meat on a rack in a roasting pan in preheated oven. Do not baste or cover meat.

  • Immediately turn oven down to 400 degrees F.

  • Roast until an instant-read thermometer stuck in the thickest portion of the meat registers 130 degrees F for rare to 145 degrees F for medium. Remove from oven and let meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with sage leaves,if desired.


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