This super-simple recipe covers beef tenderloin in a blend of cracked black, white and green peppercorns. Though it takes moments to prepare, since it's beef tenderloin it's perfect for a special occasion. Look for peppercorns in the bulk spice section so you can buy just what you need. The recipe will also work with black ones only.
Note: You'll need 3 pounds of trimmed tenderloin for the beef tenderloin recipe. Ask your butcher to remove the extra fat, silver skin and the chain (a lumpy, fat-covered piece of meat that runs along the tenderloin). If you buy untrimmed tenderloin, start with about 3 1/2 pounds, then use a sharp knife to trim the silver skin, fat and chain.
184 calories; protein 24.8g; carbohydrates 0.7g; dietary fiber 0.3g; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 2.9g; cholesterol 69.7mg; vitamin a iu 11.6IU; folate 8.6mcg; calcium 21.9mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 22.5mg; potassium 330.3mg; sodium 222.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.