Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam

Coastal Living
Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam lends a touch of elegance to an appetizer spread at that special celebration.

Makes 8 servings


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2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (1 1/2-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
24 baguette or ciabatta slices or small focaccia squares, toasted
Chopped chives


Prep: 1 Hours
Bake: 20 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottom ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with kosher salt and pepper; place in skillet, and cook, turning occasionally, 5 minutes or until well-browned on all sides.

2. Transfer skillet to oven, and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145° (medium-rare) or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from skillet; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

3. Cut beef into 24 thin slices. Place on baguette slices, and top each with 1 tablespoon Garlic-and-Merlot Jam. Sprinkle with chives.

Created date

November 2012