Saturday, July 2, 2011

South American Zest!

Good afternoon amazing bloggers! Today I was watching American Ninja Warrior. As I was watching this show, it made me start thinking of recipes from other cultures, yet again. Today, we are taking a tour to South America. I ended up doing some research and found this excellent recipe for grilled beef tenderloin. I think you all will love it! Let's get into the kitchen and make ourselves a meal!

Churrasco Con Pebre
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Chilean Cilantro Sauce

You will need:

For the Meal:
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups sliced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1,5 pound center-cut beef tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

For the Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup canned vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  1. Before beginning, combine all of the ingredients for the sauce.
  2. Stir everything together with a whisk until well blended.
  3. You may store the sauce until you need it within the recipe below.
  4. Place a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat until hot. Add the sliced onion and sugar, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently, then remove and keep warm.
  5. Prepare your broiler.
  6. Cut the tenderloin lengthwise with the grain into 6 even steaks.
  7. Place 1 steak between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap and flatten to an even thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  8. Repeat the procedure with the remaining steaks.
  9. Combine the salt and the next 4 ingredients through cumin.
  10. Rub the salt mixture over both sides of the steaks.
  11. Place the steaks on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  12. Broil for 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  13. Top each steak with the onion mixture and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon Pebre sauce.
  14. Enjoy!


I hope you all have an excellent weekend. It's going to be a very, very hot weekend so be safe, cover up with sunscreen, and drink tons of fluids (and I don't mean alcohol!) ^_^ I'll see you all tomorrow. Blogger Love to all!