Seared beef tenderloin that's rubbed with orange zest, chili powder, and salt adorn simple toasted baquettes in the stand-out appetizer, Basque Beef Tenderloin Crostini.Delicious when fresh, this beef recipe will be equally as tasty as leftovers.

Cat Cora
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine orange zest, chili powder, and salt. Rub tenderloin with spice mixture. Set aside for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef on all sides until it is brown and caramelized, about 4 minutes per side (12–16 minutes total). Transfer skillet to oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 125° for medium-rare (15–20 minutes).

  • Transfer beef to a cutting board to rest for 20 minutes, then thinly slice. Top each baguette slice with sliced beef, about 1 teaspoon green sauce, and, if using, herbs.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 6.1g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 37mg; iron 2mg; sodium 455mg; calcium 19mg.