Recipe – Grilled Stuffed Tenderloin Filet

In honor of Labor Day, the last big grilling day of the summer, I wanted to find a recipe   suited for the occasion, while doubling as a fine example of the “Primal” diet.  I’ll post some burger ideas for another day – today I found an idea for Grilled Stuffed Tenderloin that looks to be absolutely fantastic.
Unfortunately for myself, this will recipe will have to wait for a later date (I will be out for much of the day – my daughter is riding in a Labor Day parade!).  But for the rest of you – enjoy!

Original recipe and photos courtesy of Primal-Palate.com:  Stuffed Bison Filets

Ingredients:
  • 2 Beef Tenderloin Filets
  • 1 package (about a cup and a half) of shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined, virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Alternative Ingredients (in order of preference, where multiple alternatives are listed):
  • Instead of standard beef tenderloin filets:  2 grass-fed bison tenderloin filets (as suggested in the original recipe – but not something I have day-to-day access to)
  • Instead of virgin coconut oil:  refined coconut oil, butter, or extra virgin olive oil
  • Instead of balsamic vinegar:  red wine vinegar
  • Instead of plain table salt:  Himalayan Rock Salt, Sea Salt
Process:
  1. In a frying pan, melt coconut oil on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion, and mushrooms to the frying pan and saute until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have softened.
  3. Pour balsamic vinegar over mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and continue to saute for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove mushrooms from heat and set aside.
  5. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  6. Rinse bison filets under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  7. Cut a small pocket in each filet, leaving about 1/2 an inch between the pocket and the outside of the filet.
  8. Stuff the filets with the sauteed mushrooms and onion, leaving remaining mushrooms for garnish.
  9. Grill bison filets for 5-7 minutes per side.
  10. Top with sauteed mushrooms, and serve.

Photos courtesy of Primal-Palate.com:  Stuffed Bison Filets

Dietary Assessment:
  • Primal-Approved
  • Paleo-Approved

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