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Pesto Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches

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Enjoy this recipe for Pesto Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches from Greg Cordova, executive chef of Morrison Senior Living.

Serves: 8-10 people


What you'll need:

Beef tenderloin, trimmed, 7-8 lbs.

Pesto rub:

Olive oil, 2 cups

Basil, fresh, 4 cups

Garlic, chopped, 1 cup

Sea salt, 2 tsp.

Black pepper, 2 tsp.

Pine nuts, 2 cups


What to do:

1. Using a blender, grind the nuts with the garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Slowly add the oil to create a emulsion. Marinate the tenderloin with the pesto for 24 hours.

2. Using a heavy sauté pan, heat till red hot. Sear the tenderloin on all sides. Remove and place onto a sheet pan. Again rub the tenderloin with the marinade and roast in a 385 degree oven for 20 minutes to internal temperature of 125 degrees. Remove and let rest for 20 minutes.

Oregano Mayo

What you'll need:

Egg yolks, 7

Oregano, fresh, chopped, 2 cups

Salt, 1/2 tsp.

Black pepper, 1 tsp.

White vinegar, 3 Tbsp.

Olive oil, 1 1/2 pints


What to do:

1. Using a stainless steel bowl, stir together the egg yolks with the oregano, salt, pepper and vinegar. Slowly pour in the olive oil creating emulsion. Chill.


Roasted Red Peppers

What you'll need:

Red peppers, seeded & sliced, 3

Olive oil, 2 Tbsp.

Sea salt, 1 tsp.

Black pepper, 1 tsp.

Paprika, 1/2 tsp.


What to do:

1. Using a sauté pan, heat and add the olive oil. Add the peppers and sauté with the seasoning. Cover and simmer till tender.


Garlic Orzo

What you'll need:

Orzo, 1 lb.

Water, 2 qts.

Chopped garlic, 4 Tbsp.

Sea salt, 1 tsp.

Black pepper, 1/2 tsp.

Olive oil, virgin, 3 Tbsp.


What to do:

1. Bring the water to a boil and add the orzo. Simmer till tender. Drain and add the garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.

2. Slice the tenderloin thin. Build the sandwiches on the roll with fresh mozzarella, romano cheese, red peppers and oregano mayo. Serve the orzo on the side.


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