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
- 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
- In a frying pan, melt coconut oil on medium heat.
- Add garlic, onion, and mushrooms to the frying pan and saute until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have softened.
- Pour balsamic vinegar over mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and continue to saute for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove mushrooms from heat and set aside.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Rinse bison filets under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Cut a small pocket in each filet, leaving about 1/2 an inch between the pocket and the outside of the filet.
- Stuff the filets with the sauteed mushrooms and onion, leaving remaining mushrooms for garnish.
- Grill bison filets for 5-7 minutes per side.
- Top with sauteed mushrooms, and serve.
Photos courtesy of Primal-Palate.com: Stuffed Bison Filets