Recipe courtesy of James Mazzio

Espresso Blackened Beef Tenderloin

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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Ingredients

4 (8-ounce) portions beef tenderloin

Salt and pepper

2 cups decaffeinated espresso coffee beans (finely ground)

Directions

  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Dip the top and bottom of the beef into the coffee beans. Place the beef, espresso-crusted end down, in super-hot, ovenproof cast iron pan. Sear all sides of the beef, saving the other espresso-crusted side for last. Place the un-seared side down in the pan and move into a 500-degree oven. Cook until desired temperature, 2 minutes being rare and 8 being well done (times will vary). Allow meat rest for a few minutes after cooking, as it allows the juices to spread out from the center where they've contracted during the cooking process.