Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon; crumble and set aside.
  • Drain skillet, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • In the drippings, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic until tender.
  • Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, parsley and bacon.
  • Cut a slit lengthwise three-quarters of the way through the tenderloin, and lightly stuff with mushroom mixture.
  • Pinch meat together along the seam and secure with toothpicks.
  • Combine butter with Parmesan cheese and brush over top and sides of meat.
  • Press the remaining bread crumbs onto butter mixture.
  • Place meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes and check for desired doneness (a meat thermometer should read 145 degrees for medium-rare; 160 for medium; 170 for well-done).
  • If meat has not reach desired doneness, leave uncovered and continue cooking for up to 30 more minutes.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes, then remove toothpicks before slicing.