Beef Tenderloin with Nanches and Jalapeños

    Beef Tenderloin with Nanches and Jalapenos
    Melissa Guerra

    If you've never had the pleasure, meet nanches, a tart, sweet fruit reminiscent of the crab apple. Found in most Latin grocery stores canned in heavy syrup, when they're combined with spicy jalapeños, they make a bright garnish for luscious beef tenderloin. 

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    For the Tenderloin
    2 1/2
    pounds
    beef tenderloin
    1
    tablespoon
    oilive oil
    *
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    For the Garnish
    1
    tablespoon
    oilve oil
    4
    ounces
    onions, sliced
    1/2
    cup
    sliced canned jalapeños
    1
    cup
    nanches, syrup drained
    Directions
    Step 1
    Heat your oven to 450°. Place the tenderloin in a baking pan, and rub it with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
    Step 2
    Bake the tenderloin uncovered for 5 minutes for each pound, or 12 1/2 minutes for a 2 1/2 pound tenderloin. Remove the tenderloin from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
    Step 3
    Meanwhile, to make the garnish, heat the olive oil in an 8” skillet. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes, until it is slightly browned.
    Step 4
    Add the nanches and jalapeños, and sauté for another 3-4 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, and serve alongside the beef tenderloin.
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    25 mins
    Prep Time: 
    10 mins
    Cook Time: 
    15 mins
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